Thursday, May 13, 2010

Car Computer Systems Vulnerability / FAQ

Check out the extensive FAQ for the new research results on automotive security led by computer science professor Stefan Savage from UC San Diego and computer science professor Tadayoshi Kohno from the University of Washington.

The FAQ is at More info below.

This research is tied to The Center for Automotive Embedded Systems Security (CAESS), which is a partnership between researchers, including Savage and Kohno, at the University of California San Diego and the University of Washington.

Our research mission is to help ensure the security, privacy, and safety of future automotive embedded systems.

May 14, 2010: We'll be presenting our paper "Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile" at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in Oakland, CA on May 19th.

Check out related stories in the media:

New York Times: "Cars’ Computer Systems Called at Risk to Hackers"

New Scientist: "Modern cars vulnerable to malicious hacks"

Where did the week go? / Junkyard Derby is Friday May 14!!!

How is it already Thursday afternoon?

Well, I was out of the office on Monday and Tuesday for jury duty. I ran into an electrical engineering professor who was also called in for jury duty that day...small world.

Jacobs School undergrads were on TV last night and this morning (San Diego NBC station)...their "mad dash for trash"...which is the exciting start to Junkyard Derby took place on Wednesday night.

NBC also embedded our Junkyard Derby video from 2009...also embedded below.