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Car hackers urge you to patch your Chrysler, Ram, Durango, or Jeep

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 21, 2015.

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    A hacker duo pretty much just made the case for going old school and steering clear of “smart” and “connected” vehicles as they remotely attacked one. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek revealed 20 of the “most hackable” vehicles last year, but this year at Black Hat they will blow people’s mind when they present “Remote Exploitation of an Unaltered Passenger Vehicle.”

    It’s not the first remote hack; when DARPA’s Dan Kaufman remotely hacked a car for 60 Minutes, he triggered the windshield wipers, blasted the car’s horn and then disabled the brakes. That and a report (pdf) claiming that nearly all new cars can be hacked led to a lawsuit against GM, Ford and Toyota for "dangerous defects in their hackable cars."

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