Report: Chrysler, GM, and Nissan Cars Are 'Most Hackable'

By | August 07, 2014
A new report by computer security experts claims that Chrysler, General Motors, and Nissan make cars that are among the 'most hackable' on the market. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2014 Infiniti Q50, and 2015 Cadillac Escalade are the most susceptible to hacking of their electronic systems. The report chose these vehicles based on a variety of criteria, including the number of remote access points like WiFi and Bluetooth that hackers can use to harm the car. Chrysler and Nissan are currently looking into the claims. Chrysler said in a statement that the company is trying to confirm the claims and, "if warranted, [will] remediate them." Nissan also said it is examining the claims, while GM would not comment on the situation.
Which cars are presumably the least hackable? According to the report, this award would go to the Dodge Viper, Audi A8, and ironically one of the most historically stolen cars on the road--the Honda Accord. It is important to note that the researchers, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, did not actually go into these cars and hack them. Rather, they simply examined a number of factors based on the potential for security attacks. The authors say the report may create some of the first guidelines to use to compare the hackability of different cars on the market today. Source: Reuters