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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Autos To Fix Remote Hack

Jul 25

swinferno writes: Fiat Chrysler announced today that it’s recalling 1.4 million automobiles just days after researchers demonstrated a terrifying hack of a Jeep that was driving down the highway at 70 miles per hour. They are offering a software patch for some of their internet-connected vehicles. Cybersecurity experts Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller have publicly exposed a serious vulnerability that would allow hackers to take remote control of Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) cars that run its Uconnect internet-accessing software for connected car features.
Despite this, the researchers say automakers are being slow to address security concerns, and are often approaching security in the wrong way.


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