Typically when we hear the word â€œhackingâ€ our minds are drawn more towards personal computers, company networks, or mobile devices. However, many items have computers within them in todayâ€™s modern life, including automobiles. Usually controlling a carâ€™s electronics is a specialized skill, however a recent demonstration showed that a laptop and $60 would give you access to a carâ€™s digital insides.
Hacker Eric Evenchick has invented â€œCANtact,â€ an open source board that connects a computerâ€™s USB port to a carâ€™s OBD2 port that can allow hackers the ability to control modern carsâ€™ windows, brakes, and more. Car hacking can only continue to grow as more and more cars become reliant on digital processes. As time goes on, attention must be paid not only to standard hacking, but protecting vehicles from cyberattacks as well. For a full article on this topic, click here:: A $60 Gadget That Makes Car Hacking Far Easier