Freescale Semiconductor announced the first automotive security module compliant with the secure hardware extension (SHE) supported by European automobile makers Volkswagen, Porsche, BMW, Audi and Daimler. Look for automobile makers to add specialized security hardware to prevent tampering, theft and hacking of its automotive processors over the rest of the decade. R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
Artist conception of how Freescale's cryptographic services engine secures data streaming through body-control microcontrollers with on-chip secure storage for encryption and authentication keys.
Here is what my EETimes story says about hardware security: As electronics takes over more and more control of a car's engine, body and safety functions, hardware security modules will be necessary to prevent unauthorized access to on-board systems, according to a consortium of European automobile makers...
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