Cyber security expert says Ford’s plans to link cars to home-hubs risks hackers
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Cyber security expert says Ford’s plans to link cars to home-hubs risks hackers

Ford’s ambitious plans to link cars to household appliances has come under fire from a cyber security expert who said the technology could make it easy for hackers to steal their cars and data. The carmaker wants drivers to be able to switch on their heating, lights and even smart kettles from behind the wheel, but cyber-hack guru Tony Dyhouse said security software in appliances could easily be breached by online criminals....

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Ford Sync One-Ups GM’s OnStar

VisiCalc was the killer app which brought Apple to the forefront early on in the computer wars.  Some have said that “Angry Birds” has been one of the reasons smart-phones and tablets have been so successful.  Now manufacturers and software vendors alike have been searching for the killer-app for the in-car navigation and assistance technologies, and the two big US automakers have taken substantially different routes in...

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Travis Kvapil at Boston International Auto Show

I was at the Press day at the Boston International Auto Show this week. There were lots of cool new cars, design ideas and overall neat stuff. Ford was there along with Roush Racing showing off their brand-new Con-Way/Roush Racing 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck #6. There were dozens of press there for the unveiling which took place on Wednesday. I’m including some photos of (boy, is he young), the announcement and the interior of...

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