A hacker can control the throttle, breaking, and other driving functions by remotely accessing the car’s computer system. This forces the vehicle to either accelerate quickly or turn off completely.
EXTENDED KEY FOB RANGE
A hacker can make the car open or close on its own by gaining access to the vehicle’s key fob. A hacker can also force the ignition to shut off if the car is left running with the key fob outside.
Hackers may be able to access whatever gadgets you’ve synced with your car if it’s connected to the internet. Passwords, driving records, bank data, and credit card information are just a few examples of data that could be compromised in a cyber attack. Another potential entry point for hackers looking to steal sensitive information is connected automobile apps. In some cases, rental car companies have gained unauthorized access to clients’ personal information. This type of leak can quickly become a serious vulnerability.
HACKING YOUR USB PORT
Cyber attacks on vehicles are a known risk, particularly through USB data ports and other vehicle connections. Numerous investigations have shown that hackers can exploit the infotainment system and other inputs found in today’s vehicles, particularly those with USB connections. Social engineering techniques are commonly used by hackers to gain access to a car’s system via a USB device.
Once inside, hackers can install malware and use the car and its associated resources to their advantage. This includes gaining access to the driver’s phone in order to obtain sensitive information such as bank login pins, texts, images, and so on.
If hackers gain access to your vehicle via its USB connections, they can tamper with its code, making driving unpleasant or dangerous.
The secure telematics system is a novel method of monitoring and collecting vehicle data. This system is commonly installed in fleet vehicles, such as taxis or shuttles. The telematics system enables the service to track the vehicle’s location and monitor data such as fuel levels, oil changes, oil pressure, tire pressure, and other vehicle metrics. Hackers can easily exploit this system to gain access to personal information stored on the car’s internal computer.