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Security experts have revealed the most hackable cars

When someone buys a car, it would be like dreams and wishes come true. What if it’s a Supercar?, then he or she might be on top of the World. But have you guys heard about hacking a car? If not, this might be surprising, since all the latest cars are pre-loaded with latest connectivity features like Bluetooth and Internet. A study was conducted in Las Vegas by Black Hat this week and they came up with a conclusion that most modern cars are not secure especially from Hackers. (Most hackable cars’ chart embedded below)car-instrument-cluster

The report shows that car manufactured by Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep Cherokee and even Cadillac is not safe. And these cars can be easily hacked. This problem questions each and every individual’s privacy. Also, this may lead to virtual terrorism all around the country.

What makes it go unsafe?

Since all these latest cars are in-cooperated with microchips to monitor the overall performance. The fact is, these chips are leading the hackers to a person’s personal details. These cars also  have the ability to stay on the line for updating the status directly to the manufacturers. Usually some car kit manufacturers do this for performance analysis.

So all cars can be hacked?

Pairing devices make things easy for the hackers. So avoid pairing the communication devices unnecessarily with your car. The study also revealed that Audi, Dodge and Honda manufactures safest cars in terms of hacking.

Black Hat stated:

Automotive security concerns have gone from the fringe to the mainstream with security researchers showing the susceptibility of the modern vehicle to local and remote attacks. A malicious attacker leveraging a remote vulnerability could do anything from enabling a microphone for eavesdropping to turning the steering wheel to disabling the brakes. Unfortunately, research has only been presented on three or four particular vehicles. Each manufacturer designs their fleets differently; therefore analysis of remote threats must avoid generalities. This talk takes a step back and examines the automotive network of a large number of different manufacturers from a security perspective. From this larger dataset, we can begin to answer questions like: Are some cars more secure from remote compromise than others? Has automotive network security changed for the better (or worse) in the last five years? What does the future of automotive security hold and how can we protect our vehicles from attack moving forward?


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Kate is a well known optimist New Yorker and experienced in digital as well as analog gadgets, she is the senior manager as well as senior writer of TND Media, who loves to write about Microsoft technologies, Laptops & PCs. All posts by Kate

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