In another seven years, say security experts, assassins won’t need magnetic bombs or motorcycles. All they’ll need is code and a laptop to send cars without drivers colliding with a driverless truck, careening off a bridge, or coming to an unexpected stop in the center of fast-moving traffic.
Carmakers can call them self-driving cars all they want. Hackers, though, call them computers that travel over 100 miles an hour.
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“These are no longer cars,” said the principal security researcher in the cybersecurity firm CloudFlare. Data centers are now on wheels. If the car talks to the outside world, then it is a potential vector for attackers to gain access to the vehicle. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/technology/why-car-companies-are-hiring-computer-security-experts.html