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9 popular Android car apps vulnerable to hackers, putting owners at risk
9 popular Android car apps vulnerable to hackers, putting owners at risk

As we tumble headlong into the Era of the Connected Car, one thing engineers are struggling to address is the possibility that evildoers might hack our cars' burgeoning networks. Unfortunately, a new report suggests that automakers have left open a fairly large back door for the bad guys--a back...Read More»

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Oh, crap: hackers find new ways to override Jeep, Tesla software

Just over a year ago, two good-guy hackers managed to take control of a Jeep Cherokee using Fiat Chrysler's Uconnect telematics system. Within days, FCA recalled 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles to close the loophole that the hackers had exploited. This week, those same hackers...Read More»

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FBI & NHTSA say car hacking is real, offer tips to keep you safe

Worried about your car being hacked? The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are, too, and they've published some handy tips to keep you and your ride safe. A changing world Not so long ago, hacking cars was an unfeasible endeavor--or at least...Read More»

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Report: Jeep Cherokee, Infiniti Q50, Cadillac Escalade Are The Most Hackable Cars In America

For the past couple of months, the auto world has been obsessed with hackers -- and with good reason. Like their drivers, cars now belong to vast online networks. Those networks provide plenty of benefits like navigation tools and infotainment, but they also provide opportunities for hackers to...Read More»

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Corvette Brakes Hacked By Researchers Using Text Messages

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that Chrysler vehicles with Uconnect systems could be hacked remotely. A few days later, we heard that General Motors' OnStar had some vulnerabilities of its own to shore up. And on Monday, we told you that bad guys (or gals) have been tinkering with our...Read More»

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OnStar Is Vulnerable To Hackers, Too: Here's What You Can Do To Protect Your Car

A couple of weeks ago, two hackers made headlines when they wreaked havoc on a Jeep Grand Cherokee by exploiting a weakness in the vehicle's Uconnect telematics system. (Jeep's parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, subsequently issued a recall to patch the security hole.) But as we pointed...Read More»

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Jeep Cherokee Hacked, Carjacked In Real-World Test: Are You Next?

It's finally happened: a vehicle has been remotely hijacked by hackers. We've seen attempts at vehicle hacking before -- none of which were especially awe-inspiring or frightening -- but this? Well, as Wired reports, this is a little different. CHECK OUT: The 2015 Ford F-150 & The $10,000...Read More»

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Should You Worry About Your Car Being Hacked? Yes & No

Yesterday, the internet was ablaze with talk of hackers. Why? Because Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) released a report on potential security loopholes in our cars' onboard computers, based on data provided by 16 automakers. Should you worry about your own car being hacked? Yes and no. ALSO SEE: Six...Read More»

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Hackers Are Targeting Cars, Says Antivirus Software Company

It's no secret that cars have become increasingly dependent on computers, and there's no sign of that trend slowing anytime soon. But are computer hackers a threat to today's drivers? Antivirus software manufacturer MacAfee seems to think so. MacAfee has issued a report called "Caution: Malware...Read More»

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