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While hackers already know how to control cars remotely using internet-enabled systems, Israeli tech wizards have developed new defenses to stop these criminals in their tracks.

Picture yourself driving down the road when all of the sudden your car accelerates out of nowhere and swerves from side to side.

That terrifying scenario is possible because because hackers can use the internet-enabled systems on many cars to control them from a laptop, or even a smartphone, virtually anywhere in the world.

“The risk is out there. We don’t need to wait for autonomous cars. Any interconnected vehicle is hackable, and we have tens of millions of those on the road today,” warned Yoni Heilbronn, who works for Israeli cyber security firm ARGUS.

In light of this threat Israeli automotive cyber experts are pioneering revolutionary methods to snatch the wheel from criminal hackers’ hands.