Hacking a car from a remote location has been a widely argued subject for a long time. Looks like researchers have reached a level where car hacking is possible. According to a report, well-known car hackers Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller performed a nerve-wracking stunt and stopped a car that was running at 70 mph on St. Louis highway. It may look adventurous to many, but the state officials don’t want to turn a blind eye to it.
With the help of a reverse engineered chip, Valasek and Miller controlled braking, steering, turn signals, high beams, door locks, tachometer and speedometer. Both of them say that they targeted Wi-Fi signal initially to hack the car but later found out that cellular signal of the car could also be used for the same. In their opinion, if someone knows the IP address of any car, he can easily track it.
Some of the car models on top of their hacking list comprise of names like the 2014 Infiniti Q50 and 2015 Escalade and the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Valasek and Miller published a report on the same and cited clearly that the weaker a car’s networking, the easier it becomes for someone to hack it.
Their stunt for getting public attention has forced the government to come up with some very strong measures to ensure that no innocent has to sacrifice his life for someone’s fun in the future.