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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.

Senate bill would secure the 'internet of things,' from cars to fridges

A bid to force manufacturers to make cars and other devices more secure.

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Hyundai mobile app exposed cars to high-tech thieves

TORONTO - Software vulnerabilities in a Hyundai app that lets a car be started remotely made the company's vehicles susceptible to high-tech thieves for three months before the company fixed the bug in March, a cyber security firm said on Tuesday. Hyundai introduced a flaw in a Dec. 8 update to the mobile app for its Blue Link connected car software that made it possible for car thieves to locate vulnerable vehicles, unlock and start them, said Tod Beardsley, research director with cyber securi

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CIA will hack your car, kill you with it? A look at Wikileaks claim

Vehicle hacking has been around for years.

Wherever there are computers, there are hackers.

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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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Hackers arrested after stealing more than 30 Jeeps in Texas

Thieves used FCA DealerCONNECT software to carry out their crimes.

Over a six month period, a pair of hackers broke into and stole more than 30 vehicles in the Houston area.

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FCA believes thieves aren't getting into Jeeps with laptops

It's not strictly hacking, it's recoding blank keyfobs, says FCA.

The senior manager of security architecture at FCA believes Jeeps weren't hacked per se.

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Watch thief steal Jeep Wrangler with laptop

According to police officers in Houston, TX, thieves are hacking into the electronic ignition systems in late-model Jeep Wranglers and Cherokees.

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In Michigan, car hackers could face life imprisonment

But proposed law doesn't discern between criminals, gearheads or researchers.

Car hackers may not want to mess with vehicles in and around the Motor City. A pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would punish anyone who infiltrates a vehicle's electronic systems with penalties as harsh as life imprisonment.

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Waze vulnerability allows users to be tracked

UC Santa Barbara's student team created user-tracking "ghost cars."

Switching on the app's invisible mode shields the user from being seen until an update fixes the issue.

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Hacker jury rigs Amazon Echo into voice-controlled remote start

A hacker has managed to link up his Amazon Echo so that all he has to do is mutter a few words and his GMC will start up. Welcome to the future, kids.

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Tesla Model S P100D outed by hacker, Twitter

Hacker claims Tesla retaliated with Firmware downgrade.

Hacker Jason Hughes leaks image of Tesla "P100D" badge, claims retaliatory Firmware downgrade and gets praised by Musk.

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Car-hacking researchers get no support from Transportation Department

Like The EPA, DOT Officials Chill Hope For Protections In Copyright Law

Independent researchers have uncovered major cyber-security weaknesses and emissions scams, but the government agencies that benefit most don't appreciate the help.

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In wake of Volkswagen scandal, cheating may actually get easier

Copyright Law Could Soon Prohibit Independent Vehicle Research

The three crises that rollicked the auto industry in recent months – a rising death toll related to the General Motors ignition-switch defect, the Jeep Cherokee hack and now the Volkswagen cheating scandal – all have one thing in common. Outsiders discovered the problems.

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Got a Fisker Karma? Hack it for more driving options

Giving New Meaning To Plugging In

A Fisker Karma community site reveals how to turn on additional driving modes for the extended-range plug-in vehicle.

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Jeep Renegade recalled to prevent hacking

Jeep is recalling 7,800 Renegades over concerns that hackers could exploit a flaw in cars equipped with the 6.5-inch infotainment screen.

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