Protecting your vehicle against cybersecurity attacks is surprisingly painless — if you know where to begin. In order to protect yourself against a potential car hacker, you need to think like a hacker — which starts with knowing your car’s vulnerabilities. Points of entry can include your entertainment system, keyless entry remote, and even USB ports.
Once a hacker has gained control of one or more of your car’s electronic control units, they can control anything from basic dashboard functions to the engine and brakes. Thankfully, this isn’t common — but it is possible, as demonstrated in 2015 by white-hat hackers.
Want to learn more? This animated infographic outlines five different ways a car can be hacked and steps you can take to protect your ride.