In 2016, just like anything else in the world, cars are connected to the internet. And just like everything else that’s connected to the internet, they are hackable.
Last year, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek killed the engine of a Jeep driving at 70 mph on a highway while sitting in their living room, showing the scary future of car hacking. Jeep has since patched the vulnerability that allowed them to take control of that car remotely, but if history has taught us anything, it’s probably a matter of time until someone else finds another bug or vulnerability that opens the door to a similar hack.
To show you how much computers control cars in this day and age, we asked Miller, who used to work at the NSA, to show us what a hacker could do to our car as part of CYBERWAR, VICELAND’s series on hacking.