Can Your Car be Wirelessly Hacked?

Recent articles in the science & technology media report the ability to hack into a cars system in the same way computers have been hacked for years.

  • Is this something each car owner should be worried about?
  • it is something imminent or way off in the future?
  • Technology’s security shortcomings are often exposed after they have been used for malicious purposes – will this be true for the computer systems which live inside all our vehicles today?

Scientists have already hacked into a car using its own onboard diagnostic port—but it’s relatively easy to get into a car’s electronic brain if you’re already inside the car. Now, however, researchers have have gained access to modern, electronics-laden cars from the outside. And they managed to take control of the car’s door locks, dashboard displays, and even its brakes. Read more