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BlackBerry expands in auto security, QNX revenues under pressure

BlackBerry has launched a new automotive security testing software offering called Jarvis, a cloud-based tool for scanning vehicle software. BlackBerry will be hoping that Jarvis can become an automotive industry standard, as its QNX automotive revenue growth continues to flatline, despite wide adoption. The pressure will now be on QNX competitors, Linux-based Yocto and Windows Embedded Automotive, to come up with their own security scanners, as an additional feature to their software offering. Jarvis scans code to identify security vulnerabilities in a car’s software. One of the key issues faced by automakers on software security is that much of the binary code that different pieces of hardware might be using is developed by a number of third party suppliers. Just…

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