Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

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: 6,222 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
The latest MyCarForum Hangout with Perodua witnessed the launch of the brand new Perodua Bezza, t...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
The Macau Grand Prix has always been a treacherous track. This year, an Audi R8 LMS driven by Lau...
Photo
The younger generation might wonder how and why COE for Singapore vehicles came about. Find out w...
Photo
Ditching the front passenger seat for an infotainment system is a unique selling point for Volvo’...
Photo
Driving an old car with almost no modern features in it? Or just love adding new accessories for...
Photo
Despite the recent spate of accidents, banning electric bikes - or other personal mobility device...
   Lifestyle Articles