Matt Prior’s tester’s notes – are we at risk from car hacking?


It’s already been proven that hackers could gain access to a car’s systems through its infotainment system – so should we be worried?

When, in 2013, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek hard-wired their laptops into a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius and assumed control of the cars’ electronic systems from the back seat while a journalist from Wired magazine drove around a car park, some of the car industry raised an eyebrow about the potential for cars to be electronically hacked.

But back then, the pair of them needed access to a diagnostic port, and – hey – who’d …read more

Source:: Autocar