Jump to content


SEARCH

1

Watch hackers mess with a Jeep's engine, brakes and gearbox

By Faiming_low on 24 Jul 2015 in New technology, Discussions

Attached Image We are sure not many people are aware of how easy it is for hackers to access the functions of modern cars and this video will is a good reminder of how dangerous a connected car can get if automakers don't improve the security of their increasingly connected vehicles.
 
With the help of hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, Wired Magazine used Jeep's Cherokee to demonstrate what they meant.
 
Making use of software that lets them send commands through Jeep’s Uconnect, its internet-connected entertainment system, the hackers played with the car that was driven by editor Andy Greenberg. The chilling experiment saw the hackers accessing the air-conditioning, the radio and the windshield wipers, before moving on to more 'life-threatening' stuff like killing the engine, transmission or the brakes. 
 


hacker, online, jeep, connected

Viewed: 16,284 times

Related Blog Posts
Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



  • 1
  • 1
 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
A souped-up version of the OPPO Find X has been launched recently. With a Lamborghini badge on th...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
Colin Chapman, who founded Lotus, might not be as famous be as Enzo Ferrari but to people who lov...
Photo
Volkswagen has revealed that its ‘R’ brand performance models will soon become more wild and less...
Photo
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is one of the fastest-accelerating four-door cars in the wo...
Photo
The Lamborghini Huracan is not exactly a workhorse but someone has turned it into one by putting...
Photo
President Vladimir Putin traveled to his inauguration on Monday for a new six-year term in a Russ...
   Lifestyle Articles