Last year, Miller and Valasek discussed wireless remote hacks against 24 different cars, ranking the Cadillac Escalade, Jeep Cherokee, and Infiniti Q50 as the most hackable. They were able to document that the car's remote radio features were linked or could be linked to the car's critical control systems. Last year the U.S. Senate concluded in a report thatnearly every car produced today is hackable.
Now car manufacturers are following the lead of traditional software companies: They are hiring hackers to help improve the security of their car systems.
Think about that the next time you're at a dealership, tempted by the model with the best Wi-Fi.
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