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'Connected Cars' Can Be Easily Hacked

Oct. 2, 2015

Virtually all "connected cars" on the road are vulnerable to hackers who could steal data or gain control of the vehicle, says a report from a U.S. senator.

The report prepared by the staff of Senator Ed Markey said the wireless connectivity and Internet access available on the vehicles opens up security gaps that could be exploited for malicious purposes.

The study found these security weaknesses in "nearly 100% of cars on the market" and noted that most automobile manufacturers were unaware of or unable to report on past hacking incidents.

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