Researchers said that radar attacks could cause high-speed collisions, but Tesla says the attacks can’t be reproduced outside of the lab.
The theory: raise the hood, cut the alarm, jimmy the door, and use a laptop to hack the car’s computer so it recognizes a signal sent from another key fob.
The proposed law would make car hacking a felony, but it could have consequences for security researchers who want to help make cars safer.
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Thieves could potentially use a $225 signal booster to fool cars into thinking their owners are nearby: a silent theft that doesn’t leave a scratch.
As cars get more and more connected, there are plenty of remote and non-remote ways to send them into a ditch.