Reports this past week of car hacking in Missouri and of camera hacking in southwestern Ontario illustrate just how vulnerable users of wirelessly connected devices can be.
“Anything that goes out over the airwaves can be hacked,” said Chris Menary, a security expert and president of Toronto-based Menary Group Inc.
In the car hacking, attackers took control of a Jeep Cherokee on a busy highway killing the engine and bringing it to a sudden halt.
It was actually an exercise for Wired magazine by two security experts using a laptop and Wi-Fi to send code through a backdoor in the vehicle’s entertainment system forcing the moving Jeep Cherokee to a halt.
Last year, the same security experts, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, revealed 20 of the “most hackable” vehicles — putting the auto industry on notice.
The automaker announced Friday a recall of 1.4 million vehicles to ensure owners have updated security.
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