Black Hat 2016: 10 Security Threats To Watch


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Cars

Vehicle hacking was back in the spotlight again this year at Black Hat. Building on the highly publicized car hacking briefing last year, in which hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek publicized their ability to hack into a Jeep Cherokee using a zero-day exploit in the car's UConnect system and ultimately crashed it into a ditch on the side of the road, the two hackers demonstrated their ability to affect physical and safety critical systems. Those systems, previously thought to be fairly resistant to CAN injections manipulation, include braking, steering and acceleration.



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