Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday October 22, 2015

Hackers Make Cars Safer

The problem isn't hackers. Car companies that insist on having an entertainment system connected to engine controls and steering systems are the problem.

The bill follows several vulnerabilities uncovered by white-hat researchers. Last summer, security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated how they could wirelessly take over the connected entertainment system in a Jeep Cherokee to take control of the car’s steering, brakes and transmission. As a result of this research, Chrysler created a security patch and issued a recall for 1.4 million vehicles.