Car hacking again… now at high speed!

Not even a week has passed since I was writing about “Not yet worried about vehicle hacking? You should be!” and we see in the news that at Blackhat that exactly this is happening. At BlackHat USA this week, the security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are scheduled to present their latest findings in the world of car hacking. Again ! Miller and Valasek have already made names for themselves last year with the dramatic hacking of Jeep Cherokee, a interfering with its entertainment system, engine and brakes, while it was being driven down a busy highway at 70mph. Fiat Chrysler announced back then a safety recall of 1.4 million vehicles. Now, the situation changed. “By sending carefully crafted messages on the vehicle’s internal network known as a CAN bus, they’re now able to pull off even more dangerous, unprecedented tricks like causing unintended acceleration and slamming on the car’s brakes or turning the vehicle’s steering wheel at any speed.”(Wired) Watch for yourself the movies on YouTube:   What does this mean? Thankfully, their previous work helped Chrysler create a security update to fix the flaw that gave them their earlier, remote access to the Jeep’s guts. This new hack, however, is…

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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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