Monday, May 16, 2005

Cars safe from viruses...for now

And now for something completely different! After the recent fuss about mobile phone viruses and Toyota Lexus bluetooth exploits, someone had to go out there to try and test the theory.





After exhaustive testing Finnish security firm F-Secure has failed to make a virus leap from a mobile phone handset to a car's onboard communications system.

Many security firms fear that the increasing number of computers and communications system on cars will eventually make them vulnerable to the viruses that plague desktop machines. In January this year stories began circulating that some models of Lexus Landcruiser, particularly the LX470 and LS430, were vulnerable to phone viruses that travel via the Bluetooth short-range radio system.
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