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Keyless entry, navigation control, and entertainment systems are all computerized and subject to Internet access. Some new cars today have as many as forty wireless access points.
That’s why the FBI has recently issued a new warning about the risk of cars and trucks being able to be remotely hacked.
Last July, many people first became aware of the risks of remote hacking of cars. The threats of automobile hacking go beyond the danger of vehicles being controlled remotely.
Steve Weisman, a lawyer and expert in scams and identity theft, says when automobile computer systems are tied to the car owner’s smartphone, owner’s risk the car being hacked as a way to access the phone and any sensitive data on it.
Find out what Mr. Weisman thinks you should consider if you are looking to buy a new car at USA Today.com.
You can also follow his blog scamicide.com, which provides information about the latest scams.