21st century car thieves could switch from car jackings to car hackings

LLN: The availability of in-car technologies is growing at a phenomenal rate, but some experts are concerned that the wide-spread adoption of advanced electronic components could leave vehicles susceptible to cyber hacking.

Although vehicle hacking might sound like the something out of the next sci-fi thriller, it’s actually a lot more possible today than most drivers might think. In fact, two scientists from the University of California-San Diego and the University of Washington were recently able to hack into a vehicle’s safety systems via its infotainment system.

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