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University Study Demonstrates That ’05 And Newer Cars Can Be Remotely Hacked And Controlled

OBD-II Laptop connectionComputers are everywhere in our daily lives. At the grocery check-out, in banks, laptops and smart phones keeping people connected. But all of the Operating Systems running these devices that are network capable have one thing in common: Security. One area I neglected to add to the above list, is the automobile. Cars have computers to control everything from the radio to the brakes…and in 2005 the US government made sure that every car sold in the US was equipped with something called OBD-II, or On Board Diagnostics. This is the port, (usually under the dash,) that a mechanic uses to diagnose problems, it allows access to every computer that is on board and connected to the car. Continue reading University Study Demonstrates That ’05 And Newer Cars Can Be Remotely Hacked And Controlled