Government steps in to make car makers take hacking seriously

Government steps in to make car makers take hacking seriously

These days it seems that most things have some form of internet connectivity. Phones, TVs, cars – even some fridges can now access the world wide web.

And that means the risk of a security breach also increases.

However, the government is aware of the threat posed by cyberattacks from hackers and has stepped in to ensure that car manufacturers are protecting their ‘smart’ vehicles.

New guidance requires engineers working on the latest smart vehicles to toughen up their cyber protection measures and help stamp out hacking.

Car hacking is a properly scary thing. Not only could you have your motor pinched, a particularly nasty hacker can even remotely take over a vehicle’s controls – potentially causing a crash.

Don’t believe us? Have a butcher’s at this car hacking demonstration video from a couple of years ago and you’ll see why the government is taking the issue so seriously.

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