Hackers Remotely Kill the Engine of a Jeep While It Drives Down the Highway

In a recent story by Wired, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely hack a moving 2014 Jeep Cherokee being driven on the highway by Wired writer Andy Greenberg. Miller and Valasek start small by turning on the vehicle’s air conditioning, stereo, and windshield wipers before upping their attack and disabling the Jeep’s engine.

While safely in a parking lot, Miller and Valasek also demonstrated to Greenberg that they can control the car’s brakes and steering, which left the...

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