These Are the Most Hackable Cars on the Road
It's become almost a daily occurrence that new vulnerabilities are discovered that allow cars to be hacked. If you happen to drive an older car without all of today's fancy infotainment and connectivity features, then you're safe. Everybody else is at risk. The gravity of that risk very much depends on the year, make, and model of your car. Cars most at-risk of being hacked are those with features that are networked together. In particular, if the radio or Wi-Fi networks can be connected to physical components of the car, then there's more likely to be a problem. According to PT&C/LWG, a security consulting firm, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee sits at the top of the list with hackability. This Jeep also has the dubious honor of having the only hacking recall related to this topic. RELATED: See More Photos of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee
Also making the list are the 2014 Infiniti Q50, 2015 Cadillac Escalade, 2014/2010 Toyota Prius, and 2014 Ford Fusion. Each of these cars has a comprehensive infotainment system that keeps the car connected, but that impressive connectivity opens these cars to hacking more than others. All the news isn't bad. There are also some cars that are very unlikely to be hacked.
The unhackable list includes the 2014 Audi A8, 2014 Dodge Viper, 2014 Honda Accord, and Tesla Model S. The Tesla was recently featured in a hackathon in China and only one team was able to complete the hack with very limited access. Not every car with advanced technologies is ripe for the picking, but the more connected the car, the greater the chance it will run into trouble.
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