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Study Names the Five Most Hackable Vehicles

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The 2014 Jeep Cherokee, the only vehicle recalled due to its hackability.

A new study has identified the top five vehicles most susceptible to hacking, as well as the least hackable vehicles.

Credit: MotorTrend

The top five vehicles most susceptible to hacking include the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, the 2014 Infiniti Q50, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, the 2010 and 2014 Toyota Prius, and the 2014 Ford Fusion, according to a PT&C|LWG Forensic Consulting Services study.

The cars with the highest risk of cyberthreat tended to have the most features networked together, especially where radio or Wi-Fi networks are connected to physical components of vehicles.  

The study also identified the least hackable cars, including the 2014 Audi A8, the 2014 Dodge Viper, the 2014 Honda Accord, and the Tesla Model S.  The least hackable cars were found to have either fewer computer systems, or fewer networked components communicating with each other.

Intel has announced the establishment of the Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB) to help mitigate cybersecurity risks associated with connected automobiles.  The board will consist of top security industry talent from around the world, with particular areas of expertise in cyber-physical systems.  The ASRB members will perform ongoing security tests and audits designed to codify best practices and design recommendations for advanced cybersecurity solutions and products to benefit the automobile industry as a whole.

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