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In the past, anyone who wanted to steal your car would need to physically enter it. Now, vehicles contain so much technology that cybercriminals could hack into them remotely and take control of them. It’s a whole new scary level of grand theft auto just waiting to happen. The extent of the damage that could be caused remains unknown but the potential is certainly there for hackers to cause mayhem if they can infiltrate your vehicle’s technological features.
Now more than ever, the different systems that make up a car are designed to work together for greater efficiency, necessitating interconnectivity with each other and with a central control.
The addition of autonomous systems to cars that are partly or fully self-driving means that these vehicles will also need to connect with other cars and road infrastructure, creating further access opportunities for hackers.
An increase in the abundance and sophistication of in-car software means that they now contain millions of lines of code from different components and manufacturers. This makes it harder for security testers to weed out problems that hackers could find readily.
Modern vehicles now store a significant volume and variety of data – all of which is at the mercy of cybercriminals. For example, your GPS system could include your home address, regular routes and possibly even financial data.