Hacked: 10 Targets Other Than Your PC

By Jordan Robertson - 2012-07-17T21:59:05Z

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Forget the Slim Jim

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Washington have shown that cars are hackable. In their experiments, the main method of entry thus far has been through a port mechanics use to examine a car's electronics. Other methods of attack include wireless communications, such as built-in Bluetooth capabilities, as well as a car's CD player. In an extreme case, a hacker could take remote control of someone's car as it's being driven.

Researchers have also found flaws in alarm and GPS systems that allow them to open car doors and even start engines.