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Carmakers, ­.s. Worry About Hacking of Cars

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Car hack

Cars and trucks, laden with brainy devices to control everything from air bags to crash-avoidance systems, are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack.

Credit: Dai Sugano / Mercury News archives

Imagine this nightmarish possibility: al-Qaida terrorists remotely disabling the brakes on thousands of cars racing down a Bay Area freeway during the morning commute, leading to massive chaos, death, and destruction.

From San Jose Mercury News
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