1.4 million Fiat car models on Road are vulnerable to hacking, It’s not a joke. Next time you purchase a car, check it’s cyber rating also
Are you aware of the fact that Fial Chrysler recalled 1.4 million cars as they are vulnerable to remote hacking.
Under government pressure, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV agreed Friday to recall 1.4 million vehicles that can be cyber-hacked remotely — as Congress, automakers and regulators are raising increasing concerns about vehicle communications.
As part of its deal with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Fiat Chrysler will also be required to buy back a limited number of vehicles, offer incentives for owners to participate in recall repairs, and be subject to independent monitoring to ensure its safety program continues to meet minimum standards.
Customers affected by the recall will receive a USB device that they may use to upgrade vehicle software, which provides additional security features independent of the network-level measures. Alternately, customers may visit http://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ to input their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) and determine if their vehicles are included in the recall.
Researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek recently demonstrated their abilities to control a Jeep Cherokee remotely from miles away by exploiting the car’s entertainment system that was connected to the mobile data network.
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What you think can this happen to cars any where in World ?