Are you listening?
With technology what it is and what it will be tomorrow, next week, next year…
Things that were once unthinkable are now realities. The concept of a child’s remote control car, is now a frightening reality for adults in a digitized computer age.
There was little talk of this until the death of journalist Michael Hastings.
Now the internet is abuzz with discussions and debates over the possibility his car had been car-hacked. While many roll their eyes over such an idea, some pretty respectable people show us that maybe instead of rolling our eyes, we should open them to the possibility.
Forget About Backseat Drivers, It’s Off-site Drivers You Need To Worry About
Hackers abound and are getting ever more creative and dangerous. A casual drive can now become a hellish death compliments of a laptop or smart device. and a code breaker.
I don’t think any of these people are conspiracy theorists…
According to the Business Insider, back in August of 2012, McAfee hired famous computer hacker, Barnaby Jack, to hack into cars.
DARPA funded researchers are able to take-over control of a Toyota Prius and a Ford Escape using only a laptop.
So It’s NOT Impossible…
Richard Clarke, Former National Security Czar
“There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers” — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car.
“…you don’t knock down a conspiracy theory until you can prove it. And in the case of Michael Hastings, what evidence is available publicly is consistent with a car cyber attack. And the problem with that is you can’t prove it.”
Is this just an interesting coincidence? Now someone else has died. Remember where I started with Barnaby Jack? Is it related? Yes…No…Maybe…?