First time in history: 1.4 mil vehicles recalled due to security issues (hacking)

Fiat Chrysler will recall 1.4 million vehicles in the United States to install software to prevent hackers from gaining remote control of the engine, steering and other systems in what federal officials said was the first such action of its kind.

The announcement on Friday by FCA US LLC, formerly Chrysler Group LLC, was made days after reports that cybersecurity researchers used a wireless connection to turn off a Jeep Cherokee’s engine as it drove, increasing concerns about the safety of Internet-enabled vehicles.

This is happening when you want to hit a milestone instead of doing the things right from the beginning.

The costs of the recall must be very high, but they deserve it.

Let this be a lesson for all those who release software just to meet targets instead of meeting customers expectations.

 

Read here more details:

Explanation from the researchers:

Jeep Hacker: ‘We wanted to show it was possible’

Reports:

After Jeep Hack, Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles for Bug Fix

Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles over hacking

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after Jeep hack

Once your car’s connected to the Internet, who guards your privacy?


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Sorin Mustaca

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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