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Hackers can seize control of automobiles and make them crash on command

 Perhaps nowhere has technology had as much of an impact in our daily lives as in the makeup and function of our automobiles. An advertisement I saw a couple of years ago for a small local technical college, for example, mentioned how today's minivans have infinitely more computing power than the Apollo space capsules we sent to the moon.

With the functions of today's cars, trucks and SUV's controlled almost solely by computers, what is the possibility that they, like our laptops and desktops, can be hacked? Answer: Increasingly more likely, as demonstrated recently by a pair of tech heads who are security specialists for their respective companies.

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