4 Ways Your Car Can Be Hacked and How to Prevent It

Cybercriminals are finding ways to bypass your automotive security defenses and hack into your vehicles. It doesn't come as a surprise though, because modern cars are essentially computers on wheels. They are loaded with embedded electronic control units (ECUs) that monitor and control core vehicle functions, including the navigation, steering, brakes, entertainment, and the engine itself.

Here are some of the ways cybercriminals can access automotive systems and make driving dangerous for you.

  1. Remote Keyless Entry
  2. Smartphone Access
  3. Hacking Your USB Port
  4. Telematics

Here are some of the steps that you can take to solidify your security defenses.

  1. Keep Your Systems Up-to-Date
  2. Be Wary of Third-Party Software
  3. Limit Access
  4. Block Unauthorized Communication

 

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