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“The vulnerability of high-tech cars”

American Public Media writes:

“Any computer hooked up to the Internet is a potential victim of malicious hackers.

“Of course, it’s one thing to be hacked on a desktop PC, it’s quite another to be hacked in your car, traveling at 70 miles an hour, with a computer that controls your brakes and steering.

“Yoshi Kohno is part of a research team studying car computer security at the University of Washington.  He says don’t freak out.  Yet. ‘Right now, my grad students are the only people who are likely to hack your car.’”

Read more here.

August 22, 2012