Hackers Demonstrate Frightening Ability to Control a Jeep: ‘This Is Reality’

Imagine you’re driving on the highway and your radio changes stations. You try to turn it off but nothing happens. Then, your wipers start flipping without you doing anything.

This was what Wired security and privacy reporter Andy Greenberg experienced as two hackers took control of the Jeep Cherokee he was driving 70 mph down a St. Louis highway.

Though these examples of what hackers can do if they get in through your vehicle’s wireless system might seem pretty minor, it doesn’t...

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