From Carjacking to Carhacking

//From Carjacking to Carhacking

From Carjacking to Carhacking

By David Mittleman

Recently, a story broke about two men hacking the computer of another man’s car on the highway. Not only did they hackers play with the radio and air conditioning, but they also had control of the transmission, steering wheel, and brakes. As shocking and futuristic as this sounds, the same men involved in this “experiment” performed a similar one in 2013. The hacking in 2013 was done through physically hooking up a laptop to a cars computer, this time the hack took place completely wirelessly.

Who’s at risk?

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