News April 21, 2022

Lifewire: Police Controlling Your Autonomous Car Could Add Security Risks, Experts Say

An excerpt from the Lifewire article, ‘Police Controlling Your Autonomous Car Could Add Security Risks, Experts Say’

“Not only should law enforcement not have remote control [capabilities] because [it] will ultimately fall into the wrong hands, but technology that allows remote control should not be installed on production automobiles even if it is a disabled feature,” Brian Contos, the chief security officer of Phosphorus Cybersecurity, told Lifewire in an email interview.

“Just having these technical capabilities, even if not activated, could lend themself to future exploitation by a nefarious actor such as redirecting the vehicle to a different destination, causing the vehicle to operate unsafely, or disabling door locks.”

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