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15Traffic lights could be next big cyber attack threat [w/videos]

Former Defense Department Official: Stricter Safeguards Needed

A teenage computer whiz hacked into software that controlled traffic lights in a southwestern US city. Once inside the program, the 16-year-old boy accessed systems that could wreak havoc. An investigator said the boy could have turned all the lights to a blinking-red default that would snarl traffic. Or worse, turned them all green.

AddAutomakers Promise Better Protection For Drivers' Data

Critics say new measures don't go far enough in securing information

In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the 12 manufacturers that are members of the Auto Alliance committed to upholding principles that would provide more transparent notices to consumers about what data is being collected, minimize the amount and time of data that is stored and prohibit this information from being given to law enforcement without a court order.

5Risk of cyber-threats may increase as cars load up on computers, active controls

"You can have everything super-secure, but one part can compromise everything in the car, including safety." – Walter Buga

6Chrysler, Nissan looking into claim that their cars are industry's most hackable

A pair of cyber security experts have awarded the ignominious title of most hackable vehicles on American roads to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2014 Infiniti Q50 and 2015 Cadillac Escalade.

35How Hackable Are New Cars?

New cars with complex networks easiest to hack

When buying a car, consumers look for crash ratings and the amount of airbags, but they're missing information about one critical key safety feature; the security of the car's computer network.

13Auto industry continues to grapple with challenges of cyber threats

A car is no longer a car. It's a computer with wheels and an engine.

3Hack A Tesla, Win $10,000

Hackers will need to gain access to the car's 17-inch touchscreen display

In the world of computers, competitions that challenge so-called "white hat" hackers are fairly common. Break into this system in X minutes and we'll give you Y dollars. Rarely, though, does this world cross over with the realm of automobiles.

48Hack a Tesla, win $10,000

In the world of computers, competitions that challenge so-called "white hat" hackers are fairly common. Break into this system in X minutes and we'll give you Y dollars. Rarely, though, does this world cross over with the realm of automobiles.

3In Detail: CarKnow Car Hacking

To hack, or not to hack? That is the thoroughly 21st-century question on the minds of many electronics consumers today.

16How to hack a Buick Regal with CarKnow

If you own an Apple iPhone or Android device, perhaps you've been tempted to jailbreak or root it. This process gives you access to the the software's code, and can be used to make minor or drastic changes to its operating system. CarKnow, a company in Boston, is working applying a similar concept to the automobile.

196TRANSLOGIC 135: CarKnow Car Hacking

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53Watch how hackers can take control of your car

When meeting a duo of computer hackers for the very first time, we imagine hearing the words "We want to convince you that we can hurt you – without hurting you," is bound to release the hounds of anxiety upon your mental makeup. At least, it would ours. And it's those words, uttered by Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek to Forbes staff reporter Andy Greenberg, that introduce us to the reality that modern-day cars can indeed be hacked.

35Toyota hacked by ex-IT worker, sensitive info stolen

According to Toyota, a former employee has hacked into its computer systems and stolen sensitive information.

AddHow hackers can control your car, and how the NYT got it wrong

A group of computer scientists managed to wirelessly hack into an unnamed sedan, insert a bit of malicious code and control the vehicle's ECU, giving them access to a variety of in-car control systems. This recent study is further proof that our constantly connected cars are becoming vulnerable to attacks, but sometimes the facts aren't as clear as they'd seem.

27Report: Apps coming to future Audi models - but not the way you think

When Audi says it is going to have apps available for download to its cars by the end of the decade, it doesn't mean an app like Bejeweled 2 – it means an app like heated seats. Taking the term "app" back to its more expansive origin in "software application," Audi plans to make cars upgradable after the purchase by allowing owners to download software that would activate hardware already installed in the car.

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