Citation Edit


Senator Edward Mackey Staff Report, Tracking & Hacking: Security & Privacy Gaps Put American Drivers at Risk (Feb. 2015) (full-text).

Overview Edit

Nearly all modern vehicles have some sort of wireless connection that hackers could potentially use to gain access to their critical systems. The company's protections on those connections are "inconsistent and haphazard" across the industry. In addition to security weaknesses, the report also found that many auto companies are collecting detailed location data from cars and often transmitting it insecurely.