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These Are 3 of the Most Hackable Cars

Nothing like having your personal data stolen directly from your car's computer.

We’re now living in a world where cyber security is a major issue. Bank, retail, and video game accounts have all been compromised recently. And now this phenomenon could very well spread to our cars. According to Reuters, a new report is about to be released, revealing which cars are the most easy to hack. The security tests were conducted by computer security researchers, who concluded the most hackable car, of the 20 reviewed, are: the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2014 Nissan Q50, and the 2015 Cadillac Escalade.

An official presentation discussing these findings is now taking place at the Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both Chrysler and Nissan have already issued statements acknowledging the hacking concerns and that they will review the findings. General Motors has so far not commented. So how were all of these vehicles tested? The researchers looked at criteria such as the number of remote access technologies like WiFi and Bluetooth that could potentially allow hackers to gain access to the vehicles’ systems. This could, in turn, cause physical damage to the car. So which cars were considered least hackable? In this order: the 2014 Dodge Viper, 2014 Audi R8, and the 2014 Honda Accord.

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