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.
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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.