The threat is real. Passengers’ safety is at risk from remote cyber attacks.  During the last month, two major OEMs had their vehicles remotely hacked. At the same time, a leading aftermarket product was compromised. The Argus Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) could have prevented these hacks.

SO WHAT’S MAKING THE HEADLINES?

Sen. Ed Markey’s office released today a report stating that millions of cars and trucks are vulnerable to hacking through wireless, remote technologies that could jeopardize driver safety and privacy.

The report came right after last night’s CBS News’ “60 Minutes” story showing how a leading vehicle brand was subject to remote hacking.

Earlier this month, researchers working for the German Automotive Association reported cyber security vulnerabilities, putting 2.2 million vehicles of a different OEM at risk. If that was not enough, an independent researcher reported lately that he could hack and exploit Progressive’s Snapshot, an OBD-II device used for insurance purposes, possibly affecting more than 2 million cars.

This comes a few months after Argus researchers were the first to alert the industry on these risks. Argus promoted passengers safety by responsibly disclosing security vulnerabilities to a leading aftermarket vendor.

ARGUS IPS – PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

As a tested and field-proven solution for automotive cyber security, the Argus IPS detects hacking attempts and prevents them from affecting a vehicle’s mission-critical systems. It also notifies car manufacturers in real-time when these attempts are happening, as was also demonstrated last month at CES.

In addition, Argus Vulnerability Assessment Services help identify vulnerabilities in advance, while complying with emerging regulation.

Learn how Argus helps ensure passengers’ safety and prevent the next massive cyber-recalls.

Regards,

The Argus Team
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