Infiniti Q50, Cadillac Escalade, Jeep Cherokee Named Most Hackable Vehicles

Infiniti Q50, Cadillac Escalade, Jeep Cherokee Named Most Hackable Vehicles

Computer security researchers have concluded that three popular vehicles are also the most hackable.

The 2014 Infiniti Q50, 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Jeep Cherokee were the most hackable models out of 20 reviewed by researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek. Both Chrysler and Nissan have said that they are reviewing the report and will explore solutions if the conclusion is warranted. The researchers are expected to discuss their findings today at the Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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It’s worth noting that the security experts assessed the safety of the vehicles based on the potential for remote attacks and did not test the vehicles themselves. Instead, the researchers reviewed key criteria, including the number of remote access technologies including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that can enable hackers to gain access to manipulate and cause physical damage to the car.

The least hackable cars are supposedly the 2014 Dodge Viper, 2014 Audi A8 and the 2014 Honda Accord. Both researchers did say that although a vehicle has been named most hackable, they could actually be quite secure since neither attempted to actually hack those vehicles.

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[Source: Reuters]

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