Computers On Wheels Are More Prone To Personal Data Hacking
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While having a “computer on wheels” may sound avant-garde and practical, it also brings a new concern to the table of automotive worries. Although hacking is something old when it relates to computers that don’t move, people have no idea what that could cause in vehicles. Cars are still apparently safe from being totally and physically controlled by criminal minds – at least until level 4 autonomy is available – but the personal data stored in them is at stake. That is what an article from Uswitch revealed in the UK.
According to the British comparison website, 67 percent of all new cars in the UK are connected. That implies they are vulnerable to some sort of cyberattack in multiple ways. Not by chance.
A standard connected car uses more lines of code than a Boeing 787: about 6.5 million lines. The computer on wheels has an average of 100 million lines of code. That amount of coding makes any change tough to verify. These changes may be all a hacker needs to invade a computer and steal the information they want from these machines.