Feds Worried About Car Hacking

As cars become more and more technologically advanced, a trio of federal agencies this week put out a public service announcement about the dangers of car hacking.
March 19, 2016, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Andrew Blake reports: "The growing number of high-tech cars that connect to the Internet is making Americans increasingly at risk of being hacked behind the wheel, the FBI warned Thursday."

"In a public service announcement put out in conjunction with the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the FBI this week advised consumers to be aware of the cybersecurity risks involved with cars that use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other platforms to send and receive data," adds Blake.

Richard Read also reported on the public service announcement, surveying the advancements made by hackers in recent years in accessing and wreaking havoc on cars:

By last summer, however, things had changed dramatically. Hackers had found ways to hijack dongles plugged into onboard diagnostics ports, auto-related smartphone apps, and most importantly, telematics networks like Uconnect and OnStar.

Read also notes that the public service announcement included a list of tips to keep drivers and their cars safe.

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Published on Friday, March 18, 2016 in Christian Science Monitor
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