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Today’s automobiles are more like computers than simple modes of transportation. And with the heavy integration to IT and digital systems, there’s a great risk of security breaches. Even your own vehicle may be at risk of system hacking.

To defend against these cyber attacks, security auditing expert Craig Smith has gathered his years of experience into a worthwhile handbook to teach you the basics of identifying potential car system security breaches.

We’re giving away a copy of The Car Hacker’s Handbook
valued at $50 (MSRP)!

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Giveaway Ends: May 1, 2016
The Car Hacker’s Handbook by Craig Smith
Product Details: Softcover, 304 pages
MSRP: $49.95
Publication Date: March 2016
ISBN: 978-1-59327-703-1
Publisher: No Starch Press

The News Wheel is giving away a copy of the book The Car Hacker’s Handbook: A Guide for the Penetration Tester to one lucky winner this month. To participate, simply enter our giveaway by following the instructions above. The more options you complete, the more entries you’ll receive and the better your chances of winning!

One randomly-drawn winner will receive a copy of this 304-page guide on auditing your vehicle’s digital safeguards. The winner must be a legal US resident 18 years of age or older. If you don’t win our giveaway, you can purchase your own copy of the book through the publisher’s website.

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Here’s an excerpt from chapter one of The Car Hacker’s Handbook:

   If you come from a software penetration-testing world, you’re probably familiar with attack surfaces. For the rest of us, attack surface refers to all the possible ways to attack a target, from vulnerabilities in individual components to those that affect the entire vehicle. 

When discussing the attack surface, we’re not considering how to exploit a target; we’re concerned only with the entry points into it. You might think of the attack surface like the surface area versus the volume of an object. Two objects can have the same volume but radically different surface areas. The greater the surface area, the higher the exposure to risk. If you consider an object’s volume its value, our goal in hardening security is to create a low ratio of risk to value.

Read the our in-depth spotlight on The Car Hacker’s Handbook

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  • Dave

    My dream car would be one that never needs maintenance, always looks new, and is update-able to the latest and greatest (like a flash update to a pc).

  • 75xlh72

    Buick Grand National

  • John Builes

    I would like to win this prize.

  • I’ll take a 2001 Cadillac Eldorado 🙂