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Vehicles 'increasingly vulnerable' to hacking, FBI warns

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    The FBI and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned on Thursday that the rising use of computers in vehicles poses increasing risks of cyberattacks.

    The warning comes eight months after a high-profile demonstration published by Wired showed how a Jeep Cherokee could be remotely controlled over the Internet. Fiat Chrysler later recalled 1.4 million vulnerable vehicles.

    Manufacturers see great promise in designing vehicles with advanced networking capabilities for everything from entertainment to fleet management.

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    But computer security experts have criticized the industry for not taking stronger steps to prevent software vulnerabilities that could have lethal consequences.

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