Hackers PWN Car Computers

Following ATMs, smartphones, and desktop systems, university researchers are showing that your car computer is susceptible to hacking, even while you are driving at freeway speeds. The researchers have devised a method to hack a car’s computer through the tire pressure monitoring sensors used in the wheels. After figuring out the car’s secret code, researchers could then access the car’s computer and send fake warning messages to the car’s computer at highway speeds from up to 40 meters away, eventually crashing the computer.

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