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Ever More Computerized, Cars Are Hackers' Next Prime Target

A new, particularly scary version of an automobile 'break-in'.

Even "common" car models could be hacked
Even "common" car models could be hacked
Tomer Hadar

TEL AVIV — Just like every other day, seconds after your car engine starts, your automobile computer asks whether you wish to connect your smartphone. You confirm as always, and the car links within seconds to Facebook, Waze and Google. But imagine if today, the data is flowing not only to your car’s computer but also to malicious hackers.

This is no fantastic scenario. Many of today’s high-end cars “speak” with smartphones that can regulate the vehicle’s various controls. The technology even exists in such common car models as the latest Toyota Corolla.

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