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A Future Car May Be Protected From Hacking By Software Developed In San Antonio


Someone looking to hack into your car probably isn't trying to steal from your bank account...but the results could be far more damaging.

[Sound of grinding] "OK, hold on tight...hold on." [sound of impact] "Oh, Bleep!"

That's WIRED magazine's Andy Greenberg being gently driven into a ditch by a couple of hackers. These guys could cut his breaks, turn off his transmission turn on or off just about every function while they sat in a living room, all by hacking into the computer for the car's entertainment system --a system called Uconnect--and installing a software update.

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