How hackers could get control of your car

WQAD.com

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Car makers are not doing enough to protect your safety and privacy from hackers, according to a new report from Senator Ed Markey.

We don’t yet live in a world where hackers can crash your car. But computer engineers widely agree we’re heading in that direction by connecting our cars to the Internet.

The report was put together by the senator’s staff with the help of well-known computer security researchers. It found “an alarmingly inconsistent and incomplete state of industry security and privacy practices” by all of the world’s largest car makers.

Every major car manufacturer — from Ford and General Motors to Nissan and Volvo — was subject to inquiries from the Massachusetts senator. The only ones that didn’t respond were Aston Martin, Lamborghini and — perhaps surprisingly, given how vocal it is on these issues — Tesla.

The report builds on the idea that…

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