As soon as the latest technology is released it’s out of date in the blink of an eye. Someone, somewhere will have created a loophole to get around security, or another patch is already in the works. That mindset has now come to the automobile, especially as more connectivity continues to be packed into a vehicle.
General Motors is trying to stay ahead of any foul play with technology, and specifically hacking, by approaching hackers, and inviting them to crack into their own system, according to local Detroit news affiliate WJBK. The initiative has been motivated from months back, when researchers were able to hack into a Jeep Cherokee and take away acceleration, braking and steering from the driver.
GM is asking hackers to break into their encrypted software, and share any backdoors with the automaker, and in the end, share it with the entire industry to benefit every driver on the road.