Car hacking methods + prevention tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

Cars are becoming increasingly fueled by tech as the landscape transitions away from gasoline and towards electric vehicles. And just like other electronic devices like computers and phones, cars can be hacked if the proper cybersecurity measures aren’t taken.

In fact, white-hat hackers have demonstrated the ability to control steering, brakes, and dashboard functions from the backseat of the car or even from a remote location. And while traditional break-ins are far more common for the time being, it’s still important to be aware of potential car security threats. Luckily, many companies such as Tesla, Ford, and GM have already taken steps to address car hacking threats. The more you know, the more you can do to protect your vehicle’s cybersecurity.

The animated infographic below from Esurance demonstrates five ways a car can be hacked, from keyless entry remotes to entertainment systems. It then offers prevention tips and gives suggestions on steps you can take in the rare occurrence that you believe your vehicle has been hacked.

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Martin is an enthusiastic programmer, a webdeveloper and a young entrepreneur. He is intereted into computers for a long time. In the age of 10 he has programmed his first website and since then he has been working on web technologies until now. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of and Online Magazines. His colleagues appreciate him as a passionate workhorse, a fan of new technologies, an eternal optimist and a dreamer, but especially the soul of the team for whom he can do anything in the world.

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