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Will Sync 4 be easily hackable?

Imissmy1996bronco

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So, with wireless AA & Carplay, there is a wireless networking capability beyond Bluetooth. Do we have any info on how secure this system will be?

Is it possible bad actors may be able to hack the vehicle and take control while it is in motion, or remotely unlock and start the truck so it can be stolen?

Any thoughts on this?



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Anything is possible.

Is it likely? No.
 

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Any car is hackable. Is it easy? No. Will hackers be looking to break into your Bronco? No.

https://jalopnik.com/how-a-14-year-old-hacked-a-car-with-15-worth-of-radio-1686620075

Kid did it with $15 in radio shack parts. And was able to turn the lights and whipers on and off remotely.

https://www.sae.org/attend/cyberauto

Every year SAE puts on an event in Michigan where auto makers bring their new cars to Highschool and College cyber wizards and they try to hack in.

the auto makers then take the knowledge and improve their security.

makes and models and methods are never released publicly.
 

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The goal of cyber security is to determine how much money and effort you want an attacker to have to invest to cause X amount of damage.

(Almost) every story you see about cars being "hacked" started with a researcher or hobbyist who had unhindered access to the target vehicle.
 

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Do all Sync 4 vehicles have wireless AA / CarPlay? I didn't see it advertised in the High package for the Bronco and I figured they would have if it was available.
 

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Can the car be controlled if you have a manual? Might be the best option if this worries you.
 

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