At Last, a Firewall for Your Car’s Black Box

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You might not know it, but your car has the automotive equivalent of an airplane’s “black box.” It’s called an Event Data Recorder, or EDR, and anyone with a handheld scanner and access to the port under your steering column can download a wealth of information about your vehicle.

That worries Tom Kowalick, one of the engineers responsible for developing the EDR, so he’s crowd-funding a device that lets drivers lock up that data. It’s called the AutoCyb and it’s a deceptively simple solution: a mechanical dongle that plugs into a car’s diagnostic port, and locks in place with a key.

Link: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/04/autocyb-car-firewall/

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