At the Black Hat Europe conference, Security Innovation’s Jonathan Petit presented his paper “Fooling Sensors and Tracking Drivers,” which details both how inexpensive and uncomplicated it is to hack into a smart car and the privacy risks that these automobiles pose by not properly securing location data, Computer World reports. “Fooling camera-based systems is easy and cheap,” Petit said, disclosing that one could buy $60 of equipment off the shelf and hack into a car system, the report added. That’s not the only problem. “To enable cooperative awareness, vehicles continually broadcast messages containing their location,” Petit said. “These messages can be received by anyone, jeopardizing location privacy.”
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