Hackers Can Take Control of Your Car

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Image: Mercator.net

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Image: Hacknmod.com

Picture this. You are driving down the highway at 60 miles an hour when all of a sudden your car speeds up to 90 and you start swerving from lane-to-lane. You try to slow the car down but you have lost all control over the vehicle.

Welcome to the world of connected technology. It seems that all of the computer bells and whistles that you fancied your car up with, is now a field day for hackers,

A report was issued today by Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, that said, “There is a clear lack of appropriate security measures to protect drivers against hackers who may be able to take control of a vehicle or hackers who wish to collect and use personal driver information.”

There were several stories about this today in The New York Times, CNBC, and The Washington Post.

Good luck to all of us.

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