Car computer systems at risk as viruses go mobile

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By Tarmo Virki HELSINKI, July 29 (Reuters) - Here's a new excuse for not getting to work on time on a Monday morning: My car caught a virus. Car industry officials and analysts say that hackers' growing interest in writing viruses for wireless devices puts auto computer systems at risk of infection. As carmakers adjust on-board computers to allow consumers to transfer information with MP3 players and mobile phones, they also make their vehicles vulnerable to mobile viruses that jump ...

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