How hackable is your car?

Did you know that cybercriminals can break into your vehicle without even touching it? It’s a scary thought, but as vehicles become more connected to the internet, new vulnerabilities are allowing hackers to gain entry to – and even take control of – vehicles remotely.

Mercury Insurance’s educational infographic lets consumers identify specific ways their own vehicle may be at risk from hacking. Check your vehicle now.

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How to Keep Your Car Safe From Hackers

While vulnerabilities in modern car technology are a serious concern there are some steps you can take to protect your vehicle.

How To Keep
The OBD-II Port Threat

Cybercriminals can do considerable damage when they have physical access to your vehicle via the On-Board Diagnostics-II (OBD-II) port.

Standard on all vehicles manufactured after 1996, the OBD-II port is located on the interior of the vehicle – usually under the dashboard on the driver’s side – and allows direct communication with the vehicle’s computer. Mechanics use this for routine maintenance checks, but hackers can also use it to infiltrate the vehicle, so it’s important to know who has access to your vehicle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn how to protect yourself and your car from being hacked.

Glossary of Terms

Vehicle tech terminology can be confusing, so we’ve put together a useful glossary to read and download.