Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Tuesday September 08, 2015

Chrysler Criticized For Patching Hack Via Mailed USB

Chrysler is being criticized for distributing a patch for its cars on a UBS drive sent via USPS. Sure, we all know not to plug random USB devices into our cars / computers but this seems a little nit-picky to me.

Six weeks after hackers revealed vulnerabilities in a 2014 Jeep Cherokee that they could use to take over its transmission and brakes, Chrysler has pushed out its patch for that epic exploit. Now it’s getting another round of criticism for what some are calling a sloppy method of distributing that patch: On more than a million USB drives mailed to drivers via the US Postal Service.