In the last few days we have been hearing about Wikileaks massive dump of documents of the CIA’s top cyber secrets. One of the things that caught my eye was a tweet about BlackBerry QNX software being targeted by the CIA. From that moment, everyone thought that the CIA hacked into BlackBerry software. And you probably already saw this article by Bloomberg.
Let me correct everyone. They didn’t.
The CIA targeted the platform and while many others easily fell before the CIA’s hacks, QNX was a much more difficult mission to accomplish.
Marty Beard, published a great post on the Inside BlackBerry blog about QNX. He wrote that at this time “we are not currently aware of any attacks or exploits against BlackBerry products or services, including QNX.”
By tapping into BlackBerry’s security expertise and making use of BlackBerry QNX, automakers can help ensure that a car can’t be hacked and turned into a weapon, as well as keep drivers connected and protected, both on the road and off.
In the post Marty explains the layers of security and how this works. To be honest I’m feeling quite good because I know that QNX by BlackBerry is the most secure software for cars.