Study ranks ‘Most Hackable Cars on the Road;’ Did your vehicle make the list?
(CNNMoney) With computers controlling more and more of the cars we drive, officials say hackers are apparently on the prowl.
A new report ranks the 2014 Jeep Cherokee as the ‘Most Hackable Car on the Road.’
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Toyota Prius also made the list for most hackable.
Security researchers analyzed the technical configurations of many different models.
The biggest vulnerability is the cars’ built-in apps and Bluetooth, which connect the car to services like OnStar.
In some of the vehicles, the radio and Bluetooth are on the same network as steering, brakes and tire pressure monitors.
Experts say if a driver accidentally downloaded a virus onto their phone and connected to their vehicle’s Bluetooth, hackers could make the car come to a stop.
Researchers say the 2014 Dodge Viper and 2014 Audi A8 were the least hackable.