Real brief: the problem is cars operate on the CAN bus network, which was designed in the 1980s, when the internet didn’t exist.
Right now, you still need physical access to the car to hack it. For now. (I’d trying coming in via Bluetooth.)
Read it online at Autonet.
That’s how car hacking works: the system doesn’t ask where the message came from or who sent it, it just accepts and executes it.
Plus the ending, because it’s true. To attack, it’d be more efficient to roll that newspaper into a baton, than go after the target’s car.
All ‘Keri on Driving’ columns here.
Blog tag = auto security