Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Lexus a nexus between cars and phone viruses?

CNET writes about a possible case of a virus infection of a car on-board computer - Lexus a nexus between cars and phone viruses? | CNET News.com



Now, there is a vast difference between the navigation or on-board comfort setting system and the few dozen chips and microprocessors that control fuel-injection, all-wheel drive and other critical driving ans safety functions. Still, this is an interesting and inevitable development. If we are worried about zombie machines bombarding us with spam and scam - we should certainly worry about adding 225,882,103 (2003 numbers) cars/trucks in the USA alone to the total potential pool.

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