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!

I bet there is almost no one currently living in modern times and do not know what Bluetooth is. Bluetooth is developing like any other technology, and that’s why you should know that there are many ways in which you can block the signal from this device.

Many people may be wondering who actually considers Bluetooth technology and, more importantly, why do they need to block this useful feature. In fact, many people use Bluetooth to transfer documents and there would be nothing wrong with that. Well, first of all, you should know that this type of technology operates on a 2.4 GHz frequency and, moreover, it is important to know that wireless networks also use the same frequency, which is the key .

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.