Report demonstrates how a Toyota Prius can be hacked

Some months back, we wrote about how security researchers were growing concerned  that today’s increasingly computerized cars could be remotely hacked by cyber crooks, vandals and others.

As further evidence of that, consider this report and accompanying video, also shown below, by InfoWorld.

In short, it highlights how hackers using a laptop can access a Toyota Prius, causing its horn to honk, its speedometer to read 199 mph and its steering wheel to jerk around by making the car think it’s in reverse.

Photo above by Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel

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