Hackers' Latest Target: Your Vehicles?
Two professional hackers demonstrated their ability to take command of an unmodified 2014 Jeep Cherokee while it was being driven by Wired journalist Andy Greenberg. They exploited a vulnerability they had discovered in some versions of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Unconnect system, which connects to the internet through a Sprint cellular data connection.
In their demonstration, the hackers:
A portion of the code will be shown at a black hat security conference next month, to convince auto manufacturers that their products are vulnerable.
FCA subsequently released a software update that it says “offers customers improved vehicle electronic security and communications system enhancements.”