Here’s how to avoid your car getting hacked by Ben Geier @FortuneMagazine August 17, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons With the advent of autonomous and connected cars, criminals don’t have to break your window to do serious damage to your automobile. There are a few ways, though, to make sure that hackers don’t get access. Bloomberg View columnist Leonid Bershidsky laid out a few of them in a column today. Here are a few of the best tips: Drive a simpler car. The top-end cars, such as those from Tesla TSLA and BMW, have more microprocessors, which creates a bigger “attack area” for hackers to mess with your vehicle Expensive cars are also particularly strong candidates for hacking, as they’re worth the time and effort from hackers. Unessential connections, such as a processor in the entertainment system, or anti-lock breaks, create more potential hacking opportunities. So, it essentially boils down to this: sure, your newest connected car might be super cool, but all those creature comforts make you more likely to be the target of a hack.