Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles to Patch Software's Security Flaw

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Today, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered a recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles to fix a software glitch whose existence two hackers recently demonstrated by commandeering a moving Jeep.

As we reported yesterday, Fiat Chrysler, together with the hackers, had already devised a software patch and made it available to owners of Jeeps and other affected vehicles. But NHTSA evidently felt the need to order a formal recall,...

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