No, Your Car Still Can't Get A Virus
from the a-gremlin-in-my-Gremlin dept
We'd thought that one of our favorite pieces of virus FUD, the "my car caught a Bluetooth virus" story, had been well and truly put to bed when an anti-virus company couldn't infect a Bluetooth system. After all, if anybody benefits from virus and security hype, it's an anti-virus company. But apparently it's a slow news day for Reuters, who's resurrected the story for a little Friday FUD fun, glossing over the fact that it's nigh-on impossible to infect a car with a virus over Bluetooth. But the bottom line of all this hype is clear: "As carmakers turn to computer security, a lucrative market could open for antivirus firms, which have been touting cell phone security for years without notable success." So when the head of an anti-virus company talks up this imagined risk, he's not exactly unbiased, is he?