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Cyber-hijacking: Hackers may try to take the wheel from drivers remotely

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Among the most vivid examples came this week, when security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated that they could hijack a vehicle over the Internet. By hacking into a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, the researchers were able to turn the steering wheel, briefly disable the brakes and shut down the engine.

    They also found readily accessible Internet links to thousands of Jeeps, Dodges and Chryslers that feature a proprietary wireless entertainment and navigation system called Uconnect. Valasek and Miller said they could, by merely typing the right series of commands, hack into these vehicles almost anywhere they might be driving.


    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/headlines/20150722-hackers-may-try-to-take-the-wheel-from-drivers.ece
     
  2. Bro. Curtis

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    I found this a pretty solid reminder of the dangers of turning our lives over to a central database.

    I think I'll keep my old Ford.
     
  3. poncho

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    Same here . . .
     
  4. carpro

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    Love my Ford.:thumbs:
     
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