Fiat-Chrysler recalls 1.4 MILLION vehicles after hackers expose them as deadly remote-controlled weapons

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: David Gutierrez
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In an unprecedented security recall, Fiat-Chrysler has revealed that 1.4 million of its internet-enabled vehicles can be taken over and remotely operated by hackers. The security vulnerability was recently broken by a story in Wired Magazine that showed that a “zero-day exploit” hack (taking over a vehicle simply by knowing its IP address) was more than just a theoretical possibility.

In the article, Wired journalist Andy Greenberg drove a Jeep while hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek took over the car a little bit at a time. Greenberg notes that as far back as 2013, Miller and Valasek successfully hacked a Toyota Prius from the back seat while he drove. In that incident, however, they had to physically plug into the car’s onboard diagnostic port to do so.

“A mere two years later, that carjacking has gone wireless,” Greenberg writes.

Surveillance and sabotage

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