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Car hacking is a national security issue, warns expert

Modern cars are an “open door” to hackers from hostile states or terrorists wanting to use them as a weapon, a leading cybersecurity expert has warned.
Car hacking should be considered a national security issue in the current geopolitical climate, as hackers can "kill millions" of people using hijacked cars, said Justin Cappos, a computer scientist at New York University, was quoted as saying to on Monday.
"Many of our enemies are nuclear powers but any nation with the ability to launch a cyber-strike could kill millions of civilians by hacking cars. It's daunting," Cappos said. Deaths are inevitable within five years if car manufacturers do not rush to solve cybersecurity issues and fix vulnerabilities in technology, said Cappos. According to him, it is currently possible to hack into the computer system of any car built since 2005 and many up to 17 years old are also vulnerable, and hackers could already be causing accidents without the authorities...(continued)
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