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The top three most hackable cars in the world

The top three most hackable cars in the world
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Yesterday, I showed you how easy it is for a hacker to unlock your car using just a specially made key fob. Today, I'm going to tell you what cars are at most risk.

A hacker after your car can do anything from turning the steering wheel, disabling the brakes, enabling a microphone to hear your conversations, messing with tire pressure systems and intercepting other wireless signals - all pretty scary stuff.

So, I'll get right to it. The most vulnerable cars to hackers are:

  1. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
  2. 2015 Cadillac Escalade
  3. 2014 Toyota Prius

Meanwhile, the safest cars are:

  1. Dodge Viper
  2. Audi A8
  3. Honda Accord

This is all according to security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, who plan on revealing their findings in more detail this week at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas.

It looks like the auto industry has its work cut out for it. With a development cycle lasting a few years, cars and their technology are falling behind. Stay tuned to what's Happening Now for all the developments on the issue coming out of the Black Hat Conference.

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