Jimmy Kimmel and others have mentioned the possibility that modern “connected cars” can be hacked, YouTuber Mark Dice points out in his most recent video.
In fact your brakes and throttle, in some vehicles, can be totally taken over by skilled hackers opening a whole new door to criminals and assassins as car manufactures have already been blamed for not securing their products properly.
Not to mention “tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists”, as Dice would say, thought that the controversial reporter Michael Hastings car was hacked, when he died in a fiery crash just after he exposed exactly “why democrats love to spy on Americans” in his last piece.
Moreover I reported back in June of last year how techies have actually experimented with hacking cars in controlled tests.
In fact, Laurie Segall, reporting for CNN, managed to interview two men who have been experimenting with hacking cars while hardwired.
“There are lot’s of computers in your car and they all have to talk to each other […] so is what we did is we figured out how they talked to each other and then we pretended we were various pieces of the car and told the other pieces to do things”, said one of the hackers during the interview.
In one instance the hackers were able to tell the car that they were the “mechanic” and that they wanted to “bleed the brakes”, causing the car not to stop, they told CNN.
Another test shows that the hackers were even able to crank the steering wheel hard to the left (remotely) while the vehicle was being driven down the road at 40 MPH….
By Shepard Ambellas – Intellihub –