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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.

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