The new study, along with a similar one from May, suggests looming dangers: People within a vehicle could be tracked using the wireless signals, and they could potentially could be harmed if malevolent hackers learn to exploit or invade a vehicle's control systems from a distance.
"Our research shows that there are multiple risks," says Marco Gruteser, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University. "Privacy is a problem since every car has these unique fingerprints from tire pressure, and that makes it possible to track movements. But this vulnerability can lead to something more serious."
Monday, August 23, 2010
More evidence that cars are vulnerable to hackers
Last May a study was released that suggested that the computers in cars are vulnerable to hackers. A new study confirms that this is a potential problem. From ABC News: