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Why Car Companies Are Hiring Computer Security Experts


Cybersecurity experts

The cybersecurity experts Marc Rogers, left, of CloudFlare and Kevin Mahaffey of Lookout were able to control various Tesla functions from their physically connected laptop. They pose in CloudFlares lobby in front of Lava Lamps used to generate numbers for encryption.

Credit: Christie Hemm Klok for The New York Times

It started about seven years ago. Iran's top nuclear scientists were being assassinated in a string of similar attacks: Assailants on motorcycles were pulling up to their moving cars, attaching magnetic bombs and detonating them after the motorcyclists had fled the scene.

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