Are Internet-Connected Cars Worth The Risk?
With so many ways for cars to be hacked, is Internet connectivity even worth it?By Ben Lawson | August 11, 2015
Researchers have discovered yet another vulnerability that allows certain cars to be hacked.
This one was demonstrated on a 2013 Chevrolet Corvette. But the security flaw is actually found in a piece of hardware commonly used by insurance firms and transportation companies to monitor location, speed and efficiency.
The hackers from the University of California-San Diego sent carefully crafted SMS messages to the device that allowed them to control its driving components. They could manipulate its windshield wipers, locks and even brakes when driving at low speeds. (Video via YouTube / Mrlanrat)