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Study: Modern cars threatened by hackers

According to a new study, today's cars with a large amount of electronics are increasingly threatened by hackers.

September 8, 2011 12:37:39 AM PDT
According to a new study, today's cars with a large amount of electronics are increasingly threatened by hackers.

The report by computer security company McAfee says all it takes is something as simple as a text message.

McAfee cites an experiment where researchers were able to access safety components in a vehicle through a wired connection using Bluetooth.

Both Chrysler and Ford say they are working to stay one step ahead of would-be hackers.