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Car hacking: The next global cybercrime? No Tin Foil Hat Required - It's Mainstream

"Drivers and passengers are strictly at the mercy of the code running in their automobiles and, unlike when their web browser crashes or is compromised, the threat to their physical well-being is real," the authors stated.

"You cannot have safety without security."

In 2011, researchers at the University of Washington and the University of California-San Diego were able to wirelessly hack into cars, though they withheld details of which cars they were able to "own" for fear of their knowledge being used by criminals.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101123279?__source=xfinity|mod&par=xfinity

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Probably all of

Probably all of them.
Reasoning for my reluctance to not get a truck with a touch screen in the dash. I told the salesman, "Computers don't even last 5 years anymore, why should I trust one in my truck to last longer?"
Sales rep: "Oh don't worry it will, it is GM certified."

I think the question went over his head.

Southern Agrarian

Computers Hate Heat and Motion, Too

I'm so glad my third car is a 1987 Honda Prelude, 5-speed. I've been driving for 41 years, and no computers in my cars, yet.

I sold computers in the 1980's, so I'm no stranger to errors (error messages were the best innovation, ever--before that you had no clue). Computers--software--not sure I trust them that much.

I buy my cars 10 years old, usually, so no, no 10-year-old computers for me. (Other than my CP/M Epson QX-10--which resides in a box; I don't use it anymore.)

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Keep up the good work!

Keep up the good work!