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Jeep Recalls 1.4 million vehicles due to remote hack...But Not in the Traditional Way


So I am sure by now you've heard about the Jeep recall on well over 1 million of their vehicles due to a remote hacking vulnerability. If you haven't where on earth have you been? This definitely makes me look at the IoT (Internet of Things) philosophy a little differently. As more and more advances are made in technology and the integration of said technology into our daily lives grows this seems that it will be a more regular occurrence. But let's get back to this recall info... The story originally reported by Wired's Andy Greenberg shows how the technology system in the vehicle can be hacked. However, this comes with a be alarmed but not alarmed for him disclaimer, he was well aware the vehicle was going to be hacked. Andy was helping Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek test their car hacking research. They started with the AC system and even prompted the vehicle to play Skeelo's "I Wish" (I think that song is hilarious), they even controlled the wipers. But this hack can also remotely control the brakes and the engine on the vehicles as well. That is scary. Chrysler has already issued the recall, but it doesn't only apply to Jeep Cherokees. It also includes, vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens:

  1. 2013-2015 MY Dodge Viper specialty vehicles

  2. 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups

  3. 2013-2015 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 Chassis Cabs

  4. 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUVs

  5. 2014-2015 Dodge Durango SUVs

  6. 2015 MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans

  7. 2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes If you are an owner of one of these vehicles they aren't replacing your car, but will send you a USB drive that has a software update that should take care of the vulnerability. If you want to check your vehicle instead of waiting for the mail you can enter your VIN here: http://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ ~ChicDivaGeek

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