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Instead Of Fighting Hackers, They're Fighting The Messengers

More than anyone, Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller are responsible for alerting Americans to the hacking perils awaiting them in their modern-day cars.

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Multiple high-profile car hacks this year suggest that vehicles aren't entirely secure from software vulnerabilities. Experts say that future problems are inevitable.

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NHTSA Official: Breach Is "First Example Of What's To Come"

A cyber-security gap that allowed for the remote hacking of a Jeep Cherokee has federal officials concerned.

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Senators Blumenthal And Markey Introduce Bill To Mandate Federal Standards

Hours after two prominent cyber-security researchers announced they had discovered a flaw that allowed them to remotely take control of a Jeep Cherokee, two members of Congress introduced legislation Tuesday to address the growing threat posed by car hackers.

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OEMs Raise Concerns About Independent Researchers With Congress

Arguments over whether cyber-security researchers should have the right to experiment on cars may not end when the U.S. Copyright Office issues a key ruling expected later this month.

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NHTSA And OEMs Have Two Weeks To Provide Answers

Congress wants to know more about how federal regulators and major car manufacturers plan to protect drivers from automotive cyber attacks.

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Ahead of autonomous vehicles, lightweighting, and hydrogen fuel cells, the MIT Technology Review puts vehicle-to-vehicle communications on its list of Ten Breakthrough Technologies of 2015. But with car hacking making more headlines more frequently, will V2V be just another way to for your car to be remotely commandeered?

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Concerns Grow Over Auto Industry's Cyber-Security Blind Spots

Cyber threats have emerged as a big concern for automakers, as researchers have exposed serious holes in vehicle security that could allow hackers to commandeer cars. Those worries might be small compared to what's ahead.

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One Student's Exploits Showed Executives How Vulnerable Their Cars Are

A 14-year-old boy may have forever changed the way the auto industry views cyber security.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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