Wednesday, July 22, 2015

‘Car hacking’ just got real: In experiment, hackers disable SUV on busy highway

By Michael E. Miller July 22 at 4:25 AM

It was a driver’s worst nightmare.

Andy Greenberg was speeding along a busy interstate in St. Louis recently when he suddenly lost control of his vehicle. The accelerator abruptly stopped working. The car crawled to a stop. As 18-wheelers whizzed by his stalled vehicle, Greenberg began to panic.

His car hadn’t spun out on black ice, however. It hadn’t been hit by another vehicle or experienced engine trouble.

It had been hacked.

(More here.)

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