Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars In San Diego
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 1.4 million vehicles after a wireless hack of its computer dashboard system. The hack was demonstrated by two hackers who wirelessly infiltrated a Jeep, gaining control of the vehicle’s ventilation, music system, and engine. Ultimately, they could cause the car to run into a ditch without even getting behind the steering wheel.
This latest cybersecurity threat is another example of how vulnerable our devices are to hacking. Smartphones and personal computers have been repeatedly targeted in recent years, but this may be the first time cars have been at risk.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has launched a recall of 1.4 million vehicles in response to the hack. The company urges owners to take their vehicles in immediately for a software update.
In the demonstration, the hackers showed how they could turn off the Jeep’s engine while driving at high speed on a freeway, according to Wired. They could also manipulate other vehicle settings, like disabling the brakes and turning off the seat belts.
Malfunctioning Steering Components
This is not Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ first recall. The company has already recalled millions of cars this year due to other security issues, including malfunctioning steering components that can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles; issues with fan and temperature controls; and an under-hood wire that can cause fires.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is a United States-based automotive company and a subsidiary of Fiat (Italian for “Safe”). It was founded in 1899 by investors, including Giovanni Agnelli.
The company is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, designing and manufacturing luxury vehicles. They also have additional production facilities in Italy, Brazil, China, Mexico, and Poland.
The hackers were able to wirelessly hack the computer dashboard system. This new cybersecurity threat is just another example of how vulnerable our devices are
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has already recalled millions of cars this year due to other security issues.
The company makes luxury vehicles and has production facilities in Italy, Brazil, China, Mexico, and Poland. Since hackers have targeted first-time cars, many people are concerned about the potential implications.
There is a real danger that someone could gain control of a car and use it to cause harm or even death. The hackers who infiltrated the Jeep were able to disable the engine while driving on a freeway at high speed. This could easily result in a serious accident.
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