The next time you are hooked up behind the wheels make sure that your car is in your control. Sounds confusing? Do you know your vehicle or car can be hacked remotely? It might sound like a Hollywood Sci-fi movie, but remote car hacking is a reality now. The hackers are successfully breaking into tons of vehicles everyday plying on the road.
Recent incidences of car hacking took place
Until now the concept of car hacking was carried out only by the researchers and scientists and they were hard wired into a car’s electrical system. But recently a hack was performed by two computer hackers who are found to be having years of experience in cracking the digital safeguards of internet connected vehicles.
Research proves it
It was evident when researchers Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller demonstrated their capabilities to have complete control over a Jeep Cherokee remotely from miles away with the cracking of a car’s entertainment system that was connected to the mobile’s data network.
The surprising part was that these two scientists were able to move laterally into other electronic parts of the vehicle like the transmission, air conditioning and even the car’s steering controls. But such incidents are occurring frequently and there are reports of the cars getting hacked as well.