In the article it mentions wifi and things like OnStar but the car they’re messing with has the computer hooked up to the car via what they say is the diagnostic port but is probably the OBDII port so unless you see a guy in your car with his computer hooked up to it I probably wouldn’t worry about it.
They hackers say that that has already been demonstrated so they’re showing what happens once they are inside but that is a little disingenuous. I want to see them do this on a car going down the road next to me through the wireless connection.
Since my car has none of that they can’t do anything to me but they could do it to a car next to me and take me out.
Isn’t this like the Boeing 787 where the flight control systems and the passenger cabin systems are only separated by a firewall? That bothers me more.
It's as dumb as a bank putting a chip with an antenna on a credit card and expecting not to get hit with a class action lawsuit.
Totally agree on the 787 issue.
The article notes that the wifi problem has already been demonstrated, these guys are showing what happens after control has been compromised.
The comment about worrying about a guy with a laptop is silly. While a direct wifi connection to your car's computer would not leave traces, a Raspberry Pi computer + wifi could be connected to the data port and tucked under your dash and you'd likely never notice. And since the car companies are mostly worried about wifi penetration, the data port is the current weak spot.