Connected Car Security: Separating Fear From Fact

It’s true that researchers have proven time and again that they can turn our cars into compliant minions at their beck and call, but while the public at large may gasp in shock, anyone in information security may shrug and think, “Sounds about right.” The main reason to be so cavalier is that, despite the recent attention on the issue, the body of research on connected vehicle security extends back five years.
To come to grips with the true risks of connected vehicle security, we have to separate the fear-driven hype from the practical motives of the threat actors.