F-Secure debunks automobile Bluetooth virus myth

by Todd Ogasawara

Related link: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/



The May 9 entry in F-Secure's blog titled
In-depth investigation of the "Cabir-in-Cars" myth
takes on the rumor about the ability of Bluetooth viruses like Cabir being able to crash an automobile.
The blog entry has lots of photos taken during the testing in a bunker-like environment and a description of their testing and results.


You can also find a discussion of this blog topic in Slashdot at:


Testing Out Cell-Phone Viruses on a Prius


Hmm...So, the Prius is safe. But, are there any cars running some other operating system, say, WIndows XP Embedded or an old unpatched embedded Linux distro, that might be at risk?