In news that will excite all incarcerated prisoners and terrify most everyone else, it turns out that the Feds are pretty concerned that hackers could easily access maximum-security computer systems and liberate the inmates by remotely opening cell doors.
Now that most new cars are tricked out with a whole slew of connectivity features, from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi, it’s increasingly possible for people with the right tools to take over your ride’s vital operations from miles away. If they want, they’d be able to disable the brakes or mess with acceleration. If you’re curious, there’s a list of new cars ranked by how hackable they are, which may have you reconsidering leasing that ’15 Escalade.
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Joe McGauley is a senior writer for Thrillist and highly suggests watching the trailer for The Net if this list makes you at all anxious.