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BMW Group ConnectedDrive increases data security

The BMW Group is increasing the security of data transmission in its vehicles in response to reports from the German Automobile Association (ADAC). The motorist’s association had identified a potential security gap when data is transmitted. The BMW Group has closed this gap with a new configuration.

A review by ADAC had revealed a potential security gap affecting the transmission path via the mobile phone network. BMW Group hardware was not impacted, and the online capability of BMW Group ConnectedDrive allowed the gap to be closed quickly and safely in all vehicles. Access to functions relevant to driving was excluded at all times. There was no need for vehicles to go to the workshop.

The update is carried out automatically as soon as the vehicle connects up to the BMW Group server or the driver calls up the service configuration manually. The online services of BMW Group ConnectedDrive communicate with this configuration via the HTTPS protocol which had previously been used for the service BMW Internet and other functions.

Data are encrypted with the HTTPS protocol, and the identity of the BMW Group server is checked by the vehicle before data are transmitted over the mobile phone network.



Good post!
Since car's security system had been gone under board computer control, the possibility of hacking this system became real. So I think that BMW made right decision. But I still don't understand how are they going to protect it? I know that in case of business data it would be good experience to use Ideals virtual data rooms. And what is there?

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