Originally Posted by admflameberg
There trying to get that internet ID bill passed, ruining it for every one.
That is just a conspiracy theory. Cars also used to not have locks on the fuel filler caps, some cars didn't even have locks on the doors.
And the most famous example comes from the original Mini that had the bonnet release catch outside of the car. As soon as there is a market for intrusion, companies implement a security patch to what would otherwise be just a characteristic.
Hackers are going this way because they are probabvly not going far in other respects. Online transactions, for example, are much more secure today because people use it a lot, and companies had to mitigate the consumer's fear by implementing stronger security features. And the same thing will happen with these systems too.
Remember, the Internet is still in it's infancy. And privacy concerns have only started being a big issue not long ago, maybe for the last 3-4 years (let's call it the facebook era), so there is a lot of improvement still to be implemented.