For conventional may be the Safest After All

For conventional may be the Safest After All -

A hacking experience was made to take control of Jeep Cherokee from a location remote from the location where the car is moving. It was published as an article in Wired magazine recently. According to the article, two pirates were hired to take control of the car from their living room while the writer Andy Greenberg was sitting inside the SUV that cruise to 70 mph on the highway.

The two pirates, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, gained access to the vehicle thanks to its Uconnect infotainment system and implement their malicious code. As an impact, the stereo was blasting hip-hop music, the AC was turned up and the transmission was killed and the car was on the eventhough the driver did not stop these things. Fortunately, the driver was left untouched during this experience.

Miller and Valasek explored on vulnerabilities of automotive digital technology for a number of years now and they reported the details at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas that held on August 1. on another occasion, senators Richard Blumenthai (D-Conn) and Edward.J.Markey (D-Mass) announced that the legislation would direct the national security administration of the road and the Federal Trade Commission to establish regulations to keep our cars safely and protect the privacy of the driver.

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