What happens if your car stops suddenly in the middle of a busy road? You may look for the regular issues, like jammed brake piston, gas leak, or you may even try opening the hood (bonnet) to check if it’s a mechanical problem. How many of you wonder if it’s a work of a hacker? If you do, then good. You are one step closer to secure your cars from hackers.
In this video Wired magazine shows us the vulnerability of modern vehicles to hackers. From disabling brakes to changing your seat settings, a hacker can remotely control your vehicle like he is playing an RC toy car. The only difference is that instead of a remote, he uses his computer to control your car. FBI has recently reminded us of the increasing vulnerability of modern cars to remote exploits.