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Researchers hack a self-driving car by putting stickers on street signs

Researchers printed up stickers to fool machine vision into thinking a stop sign was a speed limit sign.

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BMW thwarts car thief by remotely locking him in a 5 series

Bad boys, whatcha gonna do when BMW comes for you?

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SF Muni ransomware hack meant free rides last weekend

The hacker, who wanted $73,000 in bitcoin, was hacked back.

A ransomware attack by a hacker left Muni keeping its turnstiles open for free rides on Saturday.

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In the world of automotive bug bounties, GM and Tesla take divergent roads

Tesla has paid out 159 bounties, but we don't know how much money.

Everyone's being mysterious.

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More than 100 million VWs vulnerable to new wireless hack

Models going back to 1995 can be unlocked by theives.

The signal from a key fob can be intercepted and retransmitted to unlock a vehicle.

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FCA will pay you to hack its systems

Mr. Robot meets UConnect.

In an effort to enhance cybersecurity, FCA is working with Bugcrowd to pay out bounties for hackers who find systems exploits.

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Hackers are attacking US gas stations

After a gas station monitoring system was hacked earlier this year, Trend Micro researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt decided to take a closer look. Turns out gas monitors are never safe.

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Hackers attack Tesla Model S, fix already in place

Researchers discovered several vulnerabilities in the Tesla Model S that allowed the popular electric sedan to be hacked. They worked with the EV maker, and the holes have been patched.

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Supplier says Jeep Cherokee hack only affects FCA cars

Harman believes that there aren't similar software vulnerabilities as the one in the Uconnect system that the company supplies to FCA.

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FCA issuing software update for 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking

FCA US is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in the US to send the owners a software upgrade to prevent potential hacks. The issue stems from the weakness recently discovered in the Uconnect system in a Jeep Cherokee.

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Tesla Twitter account, media-relations email hacked [UPDATE]

EV Automaker The Latest To Experience Unauthorized Access

Tesla's Twitter account and its media-relations email were briefly hacked over the weekend.

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Car Hacking 101: Here's what motorists should know [w/video]

A Quick Primer On The Past, Present, And Future Of Car Hacking

Modern cars are nothing more than computers on wheels. As such, they're vulnerable to hackers.

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Cars aren't target for hackers; they're gateway to higher-profile attacks [w/video]

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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A 14-year-old hacker caught the auto industry by surprise

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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Can DARPA hack into a Chevy Impala through OnStar?

60 Minutes has a segment showing how the Software Innovation Division of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hacks into a Chevrolet Impala through the Onstar telematics system and gains control of the vehicle while reporter Leslie Stahl is driving.

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BMW Hack: the auto industry's big cyber-security warning sign [w/video]

Remote Nature Of Attack Is A Worrisome Landmark

A cyber-security hole that left more than two million BMWs vulnerable may be the most serious breach the auto industry has faced in its emerging fight against car hackers.

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BMW's Connected Drive feature vulnerable to hackers

Automaker Fixing Security Hole With Over-The-Air Updates

BMW is working to fix a cyber-security flaw that has left 2.2 million vehicles worldwide vulnerable to hackers.

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Hacker proves he can unlock a car's doors remotely [w/videos]

It used to be that all it took to steal a car was a slim jim and a deft hand. But as the recent hacks of models like the Toyota Prius and Tesla Model S shows, Chris Bruce

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Tesla Model S successfully hacked by Zhejiang University team

The $10,000 prize for successfully hacking a Tesla Model S has been claimed. A team from Zhejiang University in China claimed victory at the Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan360) event in Beijing by exploiting a "flow design flaw," whatever that means, to gain access to vital systems including the door locks, horn and window controls, while the vehicle was mo

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