One of the benefits of high tech surrounding you is certainly getting the job done in a more efficient way while consuming less time. But, that or any other advantage comes with sheer threat of being cyber attacked. Technology definitely has this big drawback and each and every one of us is facing this dilemma on our PCs and mobile phones.
Talking about the modern cars which are becoming more and more technology oriented these days, the fact has left many automaker worried about their vulnerability to be virus-attacked just like any other personal computer these days. Albeit, there has not been any reported event of such nature but Intel’s owned McAfee is reported to have working closely with top hackers to explore the bugs within the vehicle’s communication system that can be exploited by hackers to gain control of the vehicle.
The situation puts a driver in a very unsafe position while driving the car and knowing that it is controlled by someone else, can cause scary looking accidents as well as information stealing.
The research is still in its infancy and can lead to greater discoveries in the near future.