Scary security hole lets attackers remotely control Chrysler with Uconnect feature.

If you have a 2013 or earlier Chrysler product with the Uconnect feature, contact your dealer immediately and get the upgrade to patch this serious, scary security hole.

Reading this article was horrifying as the author described how (with his consent) hackers took over his Jeep Cherokee.  At first they just played w/ the A/C and radio, but later they messed with the transmission and the brakes, all from remote Internet locations.


Miller and Valasek’s full arsenal includes functions that at lower speeds fully kill the engine, abruptly engage the brakes, or disable them altogether. The most disturbing maneuver came when they cut the Jeep’s brakes, leaving me frantically pumping the pedal as the 2-ton SUV slid uncontrollably into a ditch.

Source: Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It | WIRED