Cars Can Be Hacked, And That's Grinding Legislators' Gears
Two hackers have demonstrated how to hijack a car via Wi-Fi, proving how cybersecurity regulations and standards still have a long way to go.By Ben Lawson | July 21, 2015
If you thought car thieves were bad, what do you think of people who can hijack your car from 10 miles away?
Wired published a story Tuesday about two hackers who figured out how to control a 2014 Jeep Cherokee via Wi-Fi — as a part of an experiment. They had control of pretty much everything, including the sound system, climate control, acceleration, steering and brakes.
The hackers accessed Uconnect, a feature installed on thousands of Chrysler vehicles. It gives the cars some smartphone-like features, complete with an Internet connection.