Can someone hack my car's on-board computer remotely?
Hello! I've heard that it is possible to hack an on-board computer with an OTG cable, but now I wonder is it possible to do the same remotely? Most of the new cars today have a couple of wireless interfaces, such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, will someone be able to use those interfaces against me? Many thanks in advance!
Your question is quite urgent, we at Jammer-Store see that there are lots of concerns about car hacking these days, lots of researchers, so called “white hackers” work on locating weaknesses in vehicle security. Well, you are right, it is rather easy to hack an on-board computer via OTG cable, but to do so evildoer has to be inside your car, but what can he do, while staying outside of it? And here you were right again, he will surely use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth protocol vulnerabilities.
As you know, any wireless network is dangerous because you may never know, who can intercept the data you run there. And with the development of mobile gadgets the whole process became even easier. Now you can hack a Wi-Fi network with you iPhone, or Android smartphone! So, if your on-board computer is hacked, what can evildoer really do?
First of all he will be able to lock and unlock the car, if the computer is linked with a car alarm. Second, he will be able to make your engine stop, or accelerate, he may even slam on brakes at any speed. The good news are that Wi-Fi range is limited, so he won't be able to perform a hack from a big distance. And if you'll drive away form him - he will loose control. Another way of protection is using a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth signal blocker, which will block any wireless connections around your car and will keep it safe.
Thanks for your question, I hope, I've managed to help.