Your Car Can Be Hacked - The Beacon

Your Car Can Be Hacked

Your Car Can Be Hacked

In today’s world, there are so many ways in which our electronic devices can be hacked, and cause all sorts of harm and possible physical damage. Your BBB wants to inform readers regarding another way in which computer systems could be hacked.

In an article by Jose Pagliery, Your Car Is A Giant Computer, he discusses how hackers can gain access to the core operating systems through your entertainment devices and can send signals to take control of the steering system and the brakes. In his article, Mr. Pagliery, further describes all the micro systems that are interconnected with each other. He also probes possible requirements by the U.S. government’s “vehicle-to-vehicle communication program.” 

According to Mr. Pagliery, companies in the security business are working towards making these systems more secure as well as the auto manufacturers. To read the full article, visit http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/01/technology/security/car-hack/index.html?iid=HP_River.

For more information regarding securing your personal information you may visit www.bbb.org/evansville, where you can Start With Trust®.

About the Author

Tom

Tom is Vice President for the Tri-State Better Business Bureau. In addition to answering the needs of our accredited businesses, Tom can be seen on WEVV providing tips for businesses and consumers. He also works closely with other local media outlets to keep our community informed of marketplace issues affecting our area.

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