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Thursday, October 29, 2015

The great car hacking debate

When WIRED reported on the live hacking of a Jeep a few months ago, the publication was criticized by some people for sensationalizing the risk of car hacking. That criticism resurfaced recently in a column in Scientific American penned by technology writer David Pogue. As someone who has enjoyed Mr. Pogue’s coverage of technology in the past, I was shocked by, and take issue with, his piece titled “Why Car Hacking Is Nearly Impossible“. I’m also confused as to why Scientific American would publish, without any citations or evidence, the assertion that “remotely hackable cars are still only a hypothetical threat.”

The great car hacking debate

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