Former National Security Agency hacker Charlie Miller, now at Twitter, and IOActive researcher Chris Valasek used a feature in the Fiat Chrysler telematics system Uconnect to break into a car being driven on the highway by a reporter for technology news site Wired.com.
The Hackers were able to get control of air-conditioning, radio, windshield wipers and transmission of the jeep remotely by sitting many miles away from the jeep.
Even they were able to disable the Brake of the jeep remotely.
Fiat Chrysler said it had issued a fix for the most serious vulnerability involved. The software patch is available for free on the company’s website and at dealerships.
Miller and Valasek have been probing car safety for years and have been among those warning that remote hacking was inevitable.
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