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Authenticom's 'Stunning Victory' in Antitrust Suit on Hold

Five days after announcing a ‘stunning victory’ in its antitrust suit against CDK and Reynolds, Authenticom today learned it will have to wait seven days to see if the Seventh Circuit will hear the DMS providers’ appeal of the preliminary injunction confirmed on Friday by the federal court judge hearing its suit.

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Set Your Cybersecurity Fears Aside

Have you received letters from your providers that were full of intimidating technical phrasings — things like 'unacceptable levels of risk/control' and 'data integrity issues'? Those terms certainly sound scary, but as Franklin D. Roosevelt once opined, 'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.'

5,519 Dealers Now Using DealerVault to Control Their Data

Aside from its customer count, the provider of a cloud-based system designed to put dealers in control of their data announced it now has 450 vendor partners.

Hackers Targeting Dealerships, Firm Warns

According to Helion Automotive Technologies, Hackers are tricking dealership employees into clicking on malicious emails to gain access to F&I and accounting departments.

New eBook Looks at Dealership Cyber Threats

Helion Automotive Technologies has released a free e-book that looks at the growing number of cyber-attacks on U.S. auto dealerships.

KAR Auction Services IT Leader Wins Security Award

KAR Auction Services’ security architecture program manager and enterprise security strategist, Noah Jaehnert, was honored by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium.

Hacked Cars Could Spread Malware Via Dealers, WIRED Reports

At a hacker conference last month, security consultant Craig Smith said a malware-infected vehicle coming in for service could potentially infect a dealership’s testing equipment, which would in turn spread the virus to every vehicle a dealership services.

False Sense of Security

Digital documents might seem more secure than manila folders and filing cabinets, but recent cyberattacks prove that customer and dealership data is still vulnerable in a paperless F&I office.

Dealers Blow IT Budgets on Unnecessary Services, Helion Automotive Finds

An assessment by Helion Automotive Technologies revealed that dealers spend too much of their IT budget on vendors, and not enough on mission-critical services like Internet bandwidth and security.

Hackers Demonstrate Security Risks In Connected Cars

On the same day WIRED magazine posted a video showing two hackers take over a Jeep Cherokee traveling down a St. Louis highway, two U.S. Senators introduced legislation that would direct the NHTSA and FTC to establish standards to secure cars and protect drivers' privacy.