‘Formula One cars can be hacked

Saint Petersburg, July 23 (IANS) A Russian information security specialist has warned that internet activists can hack Formula One cars as the onboard computers are connected to the internet.

The warning comes amidst growing fears that a Grand Prix can be targeted by hackers.

Eugene Kaspersky spoke on the issue after a car was bought to a halt on a drive way for the first time by experts 10 miles away using only a smartphone and a laptop, reports mirror.co.uk on Wednesday.

Kaspersky, warned F1 cars are at risk because they carry dozens of sophisticated computers.

“The race is well protected, it is hard to hack, but the rest of Formula 1 faces those problems,” he said.

“We have no evidence of anyone hacking a race car so far but when it is in the pits and connected to another computer connected to the internet then, yes, it is possible. All the systems around us are vulnerable – unfortunately, it is possible to hack anything,” added the 49-year-old.

Hackers earlier threatened to jeopardise the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix after being successful in blacking out the F1 official website, but failed to disrupt the race.


Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here