THE $25 GADGET THAT CAN HACK YOUR CAR AND CONTROL IT USING A $1 CHIP TO BREAK ENCRYPTION…IT’S TIME TO KEEP YOUR OLD CARS FOLKS FOR SECURITY REASON

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 17 July 2013 by Paul Marks New Scientist Magazine issue 2926. Subscribe and save 

After journalist Michael Hastings‘s death, there were rumours that his car had been hacked. Now two researchers say they can do it for real

IN THE early hours of 18 June, a Mercedes coupé travelling at extremely high speed along a Los Angeles street smashed into a palm tree. It exploded into flames, killing the driver; the impact ejected the engine 50 metres clear of the car. Was it an accident? Or was the car hacked, allowing it to be driven off the road by remote control? Continue reading