FBI, NHTSA warn about car hacking

The FBI and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are jointly warning that modern cars are vulnerable to hacking.

That may come as no surprise to those who have followed news reports about the possibility, but it does show the level of attention coming to the issue from the nation’s top federal law-enforcement agency. The FBI’s “public service announcement,” issued Thursday, cites recent demonstrations in which researchers showed how they could remotely take over various functions in cars.

“The analysis demonstrated the researchers could gain significant control over vehicle functions remotely by exploiting wireless communications vulnerabilities,” the warning reads, adding that “consumers and manufacturers are aware of the possible threats and how an attacker may seek to remotely exploit vulnerabilities in the future.”

via 11alive.com | FBI, NHTSA warn about car hacking