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Your car will be recalled in 2017 thanks to poor open-source security

In the coming year, a high-profile auto manufacturer will be forced to recall vehicles due to a cybersecurity breach for the first time, experts have warned.

Our cars are no longer simply a way to travel from A to B. They are no longer just mechanics, oil and parts; but rather, they have become reliant on computer systems to function properly.

Everything from in-car infotainment dashboards which connect to the Web to vehicle maintenance systems which send alerts to owners when a car needs servicing is now becoming commonplace; and as such, a pathway has been created for attackers to exploit.