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13th January 2021 Issue no. 540
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GM asks friendly hackers to report its cars' security flaws
As automotive cybersecurity has become an increasingly heated concern, security researchers and auto giants have been locked in an uneasy standoff. Now one Detroit mega-carmaker has taken a first baby step toward cooperating with friendly car hackers, asking for their help in identifying and fixing its vehicles' security bugs.
General Motors has quietly launched a vulnerability submission program that allows security researchers to submit information about hackable vulnerabilities in GM automobiles and rest assured that-as long as they follow a few guidelines-they'll be thanked rather than hit with a lawsuit. In partnership with HackerOne, a security startup devoted to helping companies coordinate security vulnerability disclosure with independent researchers, GM has created a portal welcoming bug reports from benign hackers, which was first spotted by Ars Technica.
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