Friday, July 24, 2015

Hackers could access brakes, critical vehicle components wirelessly.

The New York Times (7/24, Kessler, Subscription Publication, 12.12M) reports on the risk of hacking that comes with the use of connectivity from vehicles, such as a Jeep Cherokee which was hacked by two researchers who had access to “critical components like the engine, brakes and even steering under certain conditions.” The findings has automakers scrambling to reassure customers about safety, with Fiat Chrysler rushing to release a software patch that would allegedly prevent hackers from accessing their vehicles. 

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