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

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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2015 Jeep Cherokee

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... read more September 2, 2015 by


 
Sandra Bullock, hacking victim, in THE NET

Basically, Every Car Is Now Vulnerable To Hacking

The auto world has been thinking a lot about hacking lately. For years, it wasn't much of a concern, but now that many new cars are connected to telematics networks like... read more August 20, 2015 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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... read more August 12, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Oh, Great: Hackers Are After Our Gas Stations Now

Auto fans have spent the past couple of weeks thinking about hackers. As our cars become increasingly networked -- not just through telematics systems like Uconnect and... read more August 10, 2015 by


 
YouGov stats for Jeep and Chrysler, 2013-2015

Shortly After Hacking Scandal, Shoppers Still Love Jeep (Chrysler? Eh, Not So Much)

Two weeks ago, everyone was talking about a Jeep Cherokee that was hacked via its Uconnect telematics system. After the story broke, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hardened its... read more August 6, 2015 by


 
OnStar for Retail

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... read more August 5, 2015 by


 
Sad Mac

Breaking: FCA Recalls 1.4 Million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Vehicles Over Hacking Concerns

Earlier this week, we reported on a vulnerability in Chrysler's Uconnect system that allowed two hackers to remotely control a Jeep Cherokee. (They could've chosen any number... read more July 24, 2015 by


 
Trinity, professional hacker [from The Matrix]

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... read more July 22, 2015 by


 
Anti-Scientology Protest, February 10, 2008 (by Flickr user Strevo)

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... read more February 10, 2015 by


 
War Games, starring Matthew Broderick

Hacking Cars Isn't A Problem Yet, But We're Getting There: Video

There are many, many futurecasts floating across the automotive interweb. Some, like fuel-cell technology and autonomous vehicles, have caught the public's attention and... read more July 25, 2013 by 4


 
Trinity, professional hacker [from The Matrix]

Who Can Protect Our Cars From Hackers? NHTSA Can!

Fully autonomous cars are still years away from hitting the roads, and the U.S. probably won't be the first to receive them. But that hasn't stopped car fans from thinking... read more May 17, 2013 by 0


 
Trinity, professional hacker [from The Matrix]

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... read more September 8, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink

Researchers: Hackers Could Break Into Vehicles From A Distance

If you drive a new or nearly new car, you could be packing just as much computing power in your vehicle as you have on your desk or in your briefcase. Plus, vehicles are more... read more March 15, 2011 by 0


 
Scosche MotorMouth II Bluetooth adapter

Could Connectivity And Smartphones Open Your Car Up To Hackers?

Is it time for firewalls and malware protection for your car? Almost, but not quite yet, say experts, in a top-notch report from CNET. Earlier this year we reported on... read more August 31, 2010 by 3


 

 
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