Your car is 'Stoned:' Autos join the hacking era

Back in 1987, the Stoned virus was one of the most destructive and widespread computer viruses yet witnessed. It was spread through floppy discs (remember them?) and announced on screen, “Your computer is now stoned.” In the decades that followed, innumerable viruses proliferated and, today, there’s an endless onslaught of criminal hacking, infecting everything from banks to government systems. Now the auto industry is facing its Stoned moment, and how it reacts will determine how quickly — or slowly — we get to the autonomous car of the future.

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