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These are the most hackable cars on the road

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"A world in which highly skilled computer hackers can infiltrate connected systems, hijacking cars from miles away!"

While it could easily be a sell from the latest video game (2014's Watch Dogs featured almost exactly this ability), this is an all too real danger facing owners of many 'intelligent' cars.

Following news that car companies kept a lid on a security flaw in hundreds of models, and demonstrations of hackers taking control of a Jeep Cherokee from several miles away, forensic engineering consultancy PT&C LWG have compiled a list of those vehicles on the road currently most at risk from remote attacks.

As the number of network connected cars on the UK's roads increase, more security flaws are being observed and exploited in poorly prepared systems: own an Infiniti Q50? Someone could turn off your power steering. A 2014 Toyota Prius? You've probably had it recalled owing to a software flaw in the system that controls its hybrid engine.

Have a browse of the most hackable cars below, and be sure to follow the advice as to how to make your connected car more secure.

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