Car hackers can kill brakes, engine, and more

Researchers have taken a look at the onboard systems of today's cars and found serious security problems

Nothing like the feeling of hitting the open road... in a hacked car. Researchers say this part of the experiment was frightening. While a test driver piloted the hacked car (right) on an abandoned airfield, researchers in this white vehicle gave chase, issuing different commands to an on-board laptop via wireless. They could pop the trunk, hit the brakes, kill the engine and lights, and turn on the horn.

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