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One of the largest global automakers embarked on a vision to revolutionize the Connected Car ecosystem, and took bold steps to transform the way mobile apps interact with the Connected Car. Recent demonstrations by security researchers proved, beyond any doubt, that car hacking is a real risk. Increased connectivity has also introduced new risks / attack vectors to the Connected Car ecosystem. The leading automaker realized the need to address the potential threats, particularly the risks associated with usage of the following:

  • Mobile apps using their APIs to access in-vehicle communications and entertainment systems
  • Software provided for dealers to interface with cars through the OBD2 port for diagnostics, configuration changes, or on-board software updates

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