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The World's Most Hackable Cars

EETimes,
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 11:00 EDT

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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
8/15/2014 11:25:17 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Hackable But Likely?
Kq4ym, It is true...cars have been hacked already...believe it! A car was hacked by someone other than the owner.

Susan Leach
Susan Leach  
8/13/2014 11:11:39 AM
User Rank Blogger
Take the bus!
The whole remote control scenario makes me think of James Bond hurtling down a hill in a car with no brakes. But the more depressing scenario would be a car bomber....

Anyway, it's probably good that this is all coming out now so the techies can get a headstart on security.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
8/12/2014 4:55:36 PM
User Rank Blogger
Fresh targets
Fiction writers/futurists seems to agree we're heading toward driver-less cars, from the chase scenes in Minority Report to the more recent TV series Extant. And the advent of software-defined automobiles, not to mention networked ones, means hackers have a new target where they can really muck things up.

kq4ym
kq4ym  
8/12/2014 7:27:02 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Hackable But Likely?
Even if possible to hack a Grand Cherokee, I doubt it's going to happen except for some curious Cherokee owner hacking his own SUV. The requirement to be within a few feet to send a signal is going to not encourage any widespread mayhem is my guess. Nonetheless, manufacturers do need to pay some attention to any security weakness in the systems.

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