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Black Hat USA 2015: Hackers Explain How They Can Take Control Of Vehicles

08/06/2015 02:00 EDT

No one likes a backseat driver but now hackers have proven they can remotely control your vehicle from miles away.

Ethical hackers Charlie Miller, a security researcher at Twitter, and Chris Valasek, director of vehicle security research at IOActive made news in 2013 after they took control of a Toyota Prius and a Ford Escape. While in control, the duo demonstrated how they could honk the horn, disable the brakes and control the steering wheel. But there was a catch: they needed to physically connect their computers to the vehicles.

But now they have found a way to access vehicles remotely using wireless signals. Watch the the video above to see how Miller and Valasek explain what they can do once they've taken control.

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