Automaker Recalls Hackable Cars

Chrysler is recalling more than a million vehicles after learning they can be hacked. A security flaw in some newer Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep models lets hackers remotely access them. They can cut the brakes, shut down the engine, even remotely drive the car off the road. The publication ‘Wired’ discovered the flaw and demonstrated the vulnerability. Chrysler offered a software upgrade earlier in the week, upgraded its network Thursday, and then issued a formal recall today. Owners will receive a U-S-B flash drive to upgrade the vehicle’s software. The company said it’s not aware of any accidents, injuries, or complaints related to the security flaw, other than one incident reported by ‘Wired.’


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