If your car warns you about your tire pressure, there’s another warning you need to know about. The wireless systems that monitor tire pressure in modern cars can be spoofed remotely or even damaged. According to a team of computer scientists from Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina, hackers can trigger “low tire pressure” and “check tire pressure” warnings due to in-car wireless network security and privacy vulnerabilities. InformationWeek says all it takes is a few college level classes, some common radio and computer gear..and a car.
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