It is needless to say that modern generation vehicles are equipped with highly advanced technologies like Wi-Fi systems, GPS, Bluetooth, and numerous sensors apart from a raving engine with massive horsepower.
Personal vehicles are slowly becoming smart quite similar to the latest smartphones; however not everyone can afford to turn their cars smart due to the high expenses involved.
While our cars are slowly turning smart, it has given rise to a brand new hobby, which is called car hacking. These tiny, pocket-sized or more accurately, smartphone-sized equipment that have the ability to unlock vehicles of thousands of dollars within a few seconds! And I got more confused after checking the prices of each, ranging from $50 to $100 dollars only; can’t really figure out if I should be concerned or excited about it.
Charlie Miller manipulates an ultra sophisticated smart card using his laptop only in the video, however, he needed to step inside the vehicle this time with the help of an extremely small device in order to gain access entirely. The former security researcher claimed that he could manipulate any such identical cars through his laptop, quite talented, isn’t he?
It is quite imminent that all the latest cars manufactured these days are equipped with computers that have a vulnerable security system for protecting its OS. I really hope these smart cars are integrated with better programs for security purposes in order to ward off any forms of security breaches.
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