Is your car vulnerable to cyber attack?

Connecting to the internet may open chances for hackers

Your car could be vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Just like computers, cars rely on computer chips and codes to operate which could put them at risk of being hacked.

The second you connect your car to the internet, it becomes vulnerable, and as automakers install new technology into vehicles many of the companies have not included the same level of security found on computers, tablets and cell phones.

Last year the FBI had a warning for the auto industry: be vigilant and develop cyber security.

Officials say crooks could install malware into a vehicle's operating system using an unprotected internet connection which could lock up your driving functions.

Right now, the only company seriously affected has been Fiat Chrysler. It recalled certain jeep models after researchers exposed a vulnerability in the car's technology. The federal government is now ramping up it's response.