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Rising peril of autonomous vehicles due to cyber attacks

Recently, automotive security threats have heightened from the realm of possibility to frightening reality. The issue has suddenly turned out to be much more critical as more and more cars keep on becoming connected, electric and have utilized autonomous driving features. The issue with these cutting-edge cars is that in order to offer numerous more sorts of services they are expected to remain connected, and once that happens then they are, by definition, "hackable". Once these hackers get into your internet connected cars, they could disable the airbags, brakes, door locks and even steal cars. The recent episode of Tesla being hacked by Chinese hackers was enough to cause quite a stir. The impact of the hack was that the Chinese security scientists had discovered an approach to turn on the brakes remotely and getting the doors and the trunk of the car to open and close while blinking the lights, through this perplexing hack they could control the car by means of both...(continued)
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