Originally Posted by NetworkTV
I don't consider breaking into a phone with a weak password "hacking". Anyone can guess a password.
I'm talking bout genuine breaches as a result of insecure software from the app stores or system exploits. Does it happen? Sure, but it's so rare, I'll bet few people know anyone it's happened to.
The fact is, mainstream apps from trusted sources on phones are seldom the sources of the problems people have with their phones being breached. More often than not, it's the user that is at fault either because they fail to use the security available or download things from questionable sources.
Google maps is highly unlikely to a) cause you to get your phone hacked and b) even less likely to cause your car to get hacked.
I would submit Chrysler and UConnect are more likely to have a breach on their own than have one as a result of a phone app connecting to it - and they have.
Yes user is often at fault and they are going to make it harder for that to happen when a vehicle is involved.
I didn't say Google Maps would hack your phone, geesh.
They are both using a stricter set of guidelines for Car Apps. It just so happens to exclude each others Signature Apps.
Notice the iPhone list is much shorter and most require phone to be Jail Broken. And I bet you plenty of the Android Malware can be found in Google Play.
Current Android Malware – forensic blog
Current iOS Malware – forensic blog