Believe it or not people don’t realize their cars are high tech computers. Connecting your car with wireless connectivity can make you an easy target for a hacker attack. “Auto manufacturers are not up to speed,” said Ed Adams, a researcher at Security Innovation, a company that tests the safety of automobiles.
Cars are going wireless and the next generation of Audi and Tesla () automobiles are connected to the AT&T () network. The worst case scenario is hackers access your car’s core controls by breaching its Internet-connected entertainment system and tamper with your brakes. The industry will eventually find a way to have a more secure internal network until then we must educate ourselves on new technologies.
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