Using the Internet to Remotely Control, then KIll Automobile Smart Technology

More news on wide=spectrum hacking and the vulnerabilities of smart technology use by the automotive industry and the growing sophistication of hackers in presented in a recent article in Fox News Online and Wired magazine.

“Fiat Chrysler last week quietly issued a software patch for critical security vulnerabilities related to its “Uconnect” vehicle-connectivity system. The vulnerabilities were dramatically detailed in a Wired story that was posted Tuesday.

Two “white hat” hackers remotely connected to a Jeep Cherokee as a reporter drove it down a Missouri freeway. They made the radio blast at full volume and turned on the windshield wipers, but also cut off the transmission as a truck approached and, later, disconnected the brakes, sending the Cherokee into a ditch.

Owners of 2013, 2014 and 2015 models of Chrysler vehicles can download the new software update onto a USB stick, which then can be plugged into the car. Chrysler dealers will also install the update for free…”

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