If you own a Chrysler with a Uconnect infotainment system you should think about leaving it on the side of the road and setting it on fire. Because your fancy new car with all it’s electronic doodads just got hacked sucka! BOOM!
In an experiment conducted with WIRED, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely took control of a Jeep Cherokee from over ten miles away. They turned on the air conditioning, switched radio channels, turned on the windshield wipers, activated the windshield washer fluid pump, transmitted a photo of themselves to the vehicle’s digital display, and then to really scare the bejeezus out of you, they cut the transmission as it sped at 70 mph along Interstate 64.
The full experiment and it’s results are detailed HERE.
Chrysler has called in a recall of over 1.4 million vehicles because of this hack…
So, if you have any of the following vehicles:
- 2013-2015 MY Dodge Viper specialty vehicles2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups
- 2013-2015 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 Chassis Cabs
- 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUVs
- 2014-2015 Dodge Durango SUVs
- 2015 MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans
- 2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes
SET THEM ON FIRE… or… I guess send them in for the recall.