FBI warns drivers and civilians that they should "maintain awareness" of car hacking

The FBI along with the National Highway Traffic Safety administration are warning drivers that vehicle exploits, such as remotely hacking driving and braking controls, are real threats in modern cars.

Here are the highlights from the bulletin - 

Vulnerabilities may exist within a vehicle’s wireless communication functions, within a mobile device—such as a cellular phone or tablet connected to the vehicle via USB, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi—or within a third-party device connected through a vehicle diagnostic port. In these cases, it may be possible for an attacker to remotely exploit these vulnerabilities and gain access to the vehicle’s controller network or to data stored on the vehicle. Although vulnerabilities may not always result in an attacker being able to access all parts of the system, the safety risk to consumers could increase significantly if the access involves the ability to manipulate critical vehicle control systems.

You may want to consult a security professional before you purchase your next sweet new ride!