22 Mar '16, 4am

FBI Warns Public of Car Hacking Risks

FBI Warns Public of Car Hacking Risks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a public service announcement about the dangers of cyber security threats in our vehicles. The organization is trying to bring awareness to vehicle hacking to help consumers and manufacturers avoid it in the future. Thanks to the connectivity of new vehicles, the FBI says that the risk of a hacker stealing data from or remotely manipulating vehicle functionality is more of a likelihood. Connections to a vehicle can be made through Bluetooth, WiFi or a USB port cautions the FBI. The service announcement points to the case of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee that was hacked into last year by a team of researchers. Using the radio module’s wireless communication connection, the hackers were able to shutdown the engine, disable the brakes and control the steering at low speeds between five and 10 mph. At any speed, they could control ...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/fbi-warns-public-of-car-hacking...

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