There has been a lot of talk recently about the possibility of someone hacking into our cars electronic brains the moment we connect to the mobile internet.

Now I am not as tech savvy as the next bloke, but really? What is the benefit of doing this; it makes no sense to me at all.

Of course if you are very tech savvy you will no doubt tell me that by ‘hacking my car’ it would be possible to control my car remotely using the car’s entertainment system when connected to a mobile data network.

To be honest if somebody wants to hack into my car to listen to my Bros MP3 collection, they are more than welcome – plus if this actually did happen while I was driving my car the solution is simple. Just turn off your mobile phone while driving – which we should all be doing anyway. Or just turn the ignition off.

Problem solved. The End.

Although saying that, is this something that needs looking into a little bit more seriously? Also, a source told me recently that exploiting this flaw in any vehicle “required unique and extensive technical knowledge, along with prolonged physical access to that vehicle in question and an extended period of time to the write the code to make the car do unusual things”

To be honest, it’s a bit like the iPhone hack some years ago. It’s not about being able to do anything once you get in; it’s more about that you were able to get into it in the first place.


About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.