Lexus cars may be vulnerable to viruses that infect them via mobile phones.
It is understood the virus could affect the navigation system of the Lexus models, it transfers onto them via a Bluetooth mobile phone connection.
“I’ve even seen screenshots of major commercial aeroplanes with Windows 2000-based operating systems,” said Mikko Hypponen, director of anti-virus research at Finnish firm F-Secure. “Cars are an obvious target for viruses. It’s okay if you don’t use the operating system for the engine and the brakes, but when you do…”