Modern cars ‘increasingly vulnerable’ to cybersecurity threats, FBI warns


March 19, 2016

The FBI has issued a warning that modern cars are “increasingly vulnerable” to hacking after researchers proved it is possible to disable brakes and manipulate steering remotely.

An official public service announcement released by the FBI on Thursday warned that it is possible for hackers to “gain significant control over vehicle functions remotely by exploiting wireless communications vulnerabilities”.

The announcement explained that new technology designed to enhance safety and improve fuel economy has led to increased connectivity, which has made vehicles more vulnerable to attacks.

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Source: Independent.