(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

When you think of cyber-security, you probably don't think much about your car. But, experts are warning automakers that they're not doing enough to thwart hack attacks, which in theory could mean the difference between life or death to millions of drivers across the U.S.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso explains:

Think your new car can't be hacked with your brakes and other vital controls taken over?

(Laff) "You're wrong."

Cyber expert Steven Laff -- with A Far Site Better, says computer technology in our new cars has left us vulnerable.

And, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey has also released a scathing report saying that nearly all new cars, phones, even so-called smart homes -- can be compromised.

(Laff) "You are going to be a victim, if the people who make these devices, these vehicles do not take security, not only in the mind, but put it at top of mind."

Though the government agency DARPA via super secret technology is working every day to seek out cyber attacks and to prevent hackers from getting in.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio. 

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