Published 31 May 2019 •  vol 12  •  no 5  • 



Sahid Irfan, Bits Pilani Dubai Campus, U.A.E
R Udayakumar, Bits Pilani Dubai Campus, U.A.E



In an automobile, CAN-bus is the centralized networking system on which Electronic Control Units(ECUs) or nodes broadcast messages or data. Automobile security threats have gone from hypothesis to reality. It is possible for a hacker to remotely control ECUs by means of freeware applications and devices. As a result, the modern automobile presents a broad attack surface and a multitude of potential vulnerabilities to exploit. Security of the CAN-bus can be improved by introducing a monitoring node into the network and using cryptographic techniques. This research highlights the elements of the CAN-bus network, cryptographic methods and suggestions for future development and safety of an automobile.



CAN-bus, Automobile, Automobile Security, Threat Model, Hack, Vulnerability, Connected system, secured network



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Irfan, S., & Udayakumar, R. (2019). Vulnerabilities of Can Bus & Automobile Security. International Journal of Control and Automation (IJCA), ISSN: 2005-4297 (Print); 2207-6387 (Online), NADIA, 12(5), 13-24. doi: 10.33832/ijca.2019.12.5.02.

Irfan, Sahid, et al. “Vulnerabilities of Can Bus & Automobile Security.” International Journal of Control and Automation, ISSN: 2005-4297 (Print); 2207-6387 (Online), NADIA, vol. 12, no. 5, 2019, pp. 13-24. IJCA,

[1] S. Irfan, and R. Udayakumar, "Vulnerabilities of Can Bus & Automobile Security." International Journal of Control and Automation (IJCA), ISSN: 2005-4297 (Print); 2207-6387 (Online), NADIA, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 13-24, May 2019.