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Corvette hack is one more reason to be wary of connected cars

Bill Snyder | Aug. 13, 2015
Researchers have hacked into cars from multiple automobile makers, including Fiat Chrysler and Tesla, and now there's been a controlled hack of a Chevy Corvette, which cut out its brake functionality and demonstrated clear vulnerability.

It's smart for consumers to consider the devices they purchase and then connect to the Web, and to not rush to be an early adopter. After all, computers and the Internet have been around for decades, and they are still subject to frequent hacks. I don't mean to be an alarmist. Serious hackers generally seek financial information or government securities, not thrills. Even so, the threat of being hacked when driving down the interstate at 65 mph is real, and it's scary.

 

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