Tuesday April 02, 2013

A Firewall for Your Car’s Black Box

While the term "firewall" doesn't accurately describe this thing, it is still a pretty cool idea for anyone that owns a newer model car. Think of it as a padlock for the Onboard Diagnostic Port under your dash.

It’s called the AutoCyb and it’s a deceptively simple solution: a mechanical dongle that plugs into a car’s diagnostic port, and locks in place with a key. "In concept, it is as simple as locking your glove compartment or the front door of your house," Kowalick tells Wired.