Baby you can hack my car

All that fancy technology in your new car just made your wheels a hacker target.  As manufacturers are racing against each other to get connected cars on the road, they’ve completely ignored security recommendations allowing hackers to possibly exploit a car’s navigation, entertainment and comfort systems.  Imagine driving up to Michigan on hot summer day, suddenly your heated seats kick on, your AC switches off, Ozzy is suddenly, and loudly, belting out crazy train on the music system and your onboard navigation thinks you’re in Wisconsin! Improbable you say?  Well, a quick search on Google, returns several key articles on the matter.  The more pressing question however, is your car vulnerable?  Refer to Wired Magazine’s car hacking chart to find out.  Perhaps Consumer Reports will consider a hackability index on their next edition of New Car Ratings and Reviews.