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TPMS 'hacking' is an overreaction

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A recent report prepared jointly by Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina raised some concerns about the security of a vehicle's tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

Could hackers really control a vehicle's electronic systems through the wireless signal put out by the TPMS sensor? How possible is it, really?

Schrader Electronics Ltd., a major manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring systems, addresses those questions in Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich's latest blog. To allay any fears you might have, read "Fear not: Wireless car hacking through the TPMS is extremely unlikely," which also provides a link to the study.

And if you want to weigh in on the controversial report, or the blog in general, leave a comment!

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