What is the issue?
Car-related mobile applications are changing the way a customer is interacting with the vehicle. A user can set-up next trips, remotely access functionality of the vehicle and calculate time during and before trips. With an elevated level of synchronization between the device and the vehicle, cybersecurity issues arise.
Connected car authorization relies on fingerprint/password combination for the digital account, which contains a lot of personal information: appointments, preferred routes, schedule, payments information, contacts and social media information. Leakage of such data would be equal to hacking a person’s smartphone.
Personal data like accounts and payment information is integrated into the process of interaction between the driver and the connected car. Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Wallet are synchronized with the vehicle’s system. Cyberattacks would cause severe financial damage.