Keeping smart cars safe

Team of student researchers in the US created a security protocol to protect from cyber attacks smart cars with GPS, Bluetooth and internet connections. In 2015, two researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee and controlled everything — from the car’s radio and media console to its brakes and steering. “These cars have become the trend of the future,” said Shucheng Yu, an Associate Professor. “There could be some very severe consequences if someone hacked into the car. A car can be fully controlled by the hacker if it is not protected,” Yu added.

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