Hacking Under the Hood and Into Your Car

13:43 minutes

Automakers are making cars “smarter” by including more computerized features—but these features are also opening up cars to hackers. Security specialists Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek discuss how they were able to tap into car computer systems and control the horn, steering wheel, and even the brakes.

Segment Guests

Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller is security engineer for Twitter in St. Louis, Missouri.

Chris Valasek

Chris Valasek is director of security intelligence at IOActive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is Science Friday’s associate producer. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.