A 14-year-old boy may have forever changed the way the auto industry views cyber security.
A Florida-based cyber-security firm claims it has found vulnerabilities in a device that plugs into the cars of approximately 2 million motorists.
Former members of an Israeli intelligence unit dedicated to thwarting cyber crimes announced Friday they had remotely hacked into a vehicle that contained an aftermarket device with a big security hole.
A car is no longer a car. It's a computer with wheels and an engine.
Today's new cars come equipped with dozens of microcomputers connected by a network and run everything from infotainment systems to the engine itself. Like any other computer system, the units inside our cars are vulnerable. Hackers can infiltrate these systems. Once they're inside, they can do anything from steal your data to control your car.
The next time Gov. Chris Christie wants to create traffic problems on the George Washington Bridge, he may have more sophisticated options than an old-fashioned study.