When considering the risks of cutting-edge automotive technology, the first thing that usually comes to mind is autonomous vehicles. But focusing too much on self-driving technology risks ignoring a critical reality: Today’s cars and trucks are already connected to the internet, and like any other internet-connected device, they can be hacked.

The current car population will only gradually be scrapped but even so within twenty years autonomous cars will rule the road. Security will most likely (but don't assume it) be designed in but the residual car park over the next 20 years features next to little security.

Could be a few hacked-off drivers!