Car hacking a growing concern with wireless tech

Security experts warn that Internet-connected vehicles need to be better protected from cyber threats. Should there be a hack test to go along with crash tests? Meanwhile, Skully begins selling its high-tech motorcycle helmet.

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In today's tech news roundup, get caught up on the latest car hacking concerns. One security group is petitioning for the auto industry to test cars for vulnerabilities with a cyber-safety rating. This comes just as two researchers give us reason to worry about security flaws in Internet-connected cars. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee, the 2014 Infinity Q50 and the 2015 Cadillac Escalade top the list of models that may be susceptible to remote hacking.

Not all high-tech on the road is in the vehicle. Skully is taking pre-orders for a motorcycle helmet that has a built-in display, similar to Google Glass. It shows the view from behind with a rear-view camera, and it also can display directions.

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