One of the scariest moments in a parent’s life is when their child takes out the car alone for the first time. By the time parents let their children drive alone, they know that the child is capable of driving properly and obeying all the rules of the road and basic safety. But, as we’ve seen, kids left to their own devices (and the added fire-fueler that is peer pressure) can make infinitely poor decisions. 

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hackedcarWith cars becoming more computerized and Internet-enabled with programs such as OnStar, the risk of computer-based security breaches also grows. Computer security researchers from the University of Washington and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have proven that it’s possible to remotely control many of a car’s functions by hacking its computer from a remote location.

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