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Hackers take control of Jeep driving on the highway

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ST. LOUIS, July 21 (UPI) -- A pair of security experts showed the dangers of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles security flaw by taking control of a Jeep on the highway.

Security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek said they used a laptop computer and a cellphone on the Sprint network to exploit a security hole in Fiat Chrysler's Uconnect Internet-enabled software to disable the engine and brakes on a Jeep Cherokee while Wired reporter Andy Greenberg was driving on a stretch of highway in St. Louis.

Greenberg was Miller and Valasek were able to remotely wrest control of the radio, air conditioning, steering wheel and brakes while having a photo of themselves projected on the car's digital display.
The hackers said the demonstration was different from their previous vehicle hacking attempts on a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius because the Fiat Chrysler security flaw was exploited remotely and did not require them to directly wire into the car.

"From an attacker's perspective, it's a super nice vulnerability," Miller said.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/07/21/Hackers-take-control-of-Jeep-driving-on-the-highway/3891437492523/?spt=sec&or=on

 
 
 

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