Aug 22, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Any computer hooked up to the Internet is a potential victim of malicious hackers. Of course, it's one thing to be hacked on a desktop PC, it's quite another to be hacked in your car, traveling at 70 miles an…

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The vulnerability of high-tech cars

Aug 22, 2012
Tomorrow’s cars will be online on the road, and the threat of hacking will grow.

Any computer hooked up to the Internet is a potential victim of malicious hackers. Of course, it’s one thing to be hacked on a desktop PC, it’s quite another to be hacked in your car, traveling at 70 miles an hour, with a computer that controls your brakes and steering. It’s not time to freak out — yet. But automakers and security experts will have to learn to evolve faster than the bad guys.

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