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Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars #1004692
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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after Jeep hack

Fiat Chrysler has issued a safety recall affecting 1.4m vehicles in the US, after security researchers showed that one of its cars could be hacked.
On Tuesday, tech magazine Wired reported that hackers had taken control of a Jeep Cherokee via its internet-connected entertainment system.
Chrysler said it was issuing a voluntary recall to update the software in affected vehicles.
The company added that hacking its vehicles was a "criminal action".
Security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated that it was possible for hackers to control a Jeep Cherokee remotely, using the car's entertainment system which connected to the mobile data network.

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This is old news, but serious nevertheless.

The more software you load into a car the easier it is to take control of it all. One horrifying possibility would be to murder people by programming the computer in the car to drive into a tree or another car at speed. The more cars are automated, the more vulnerable they become. It would be impossible in a Morris Minor, but with all the smart software being written for driverless cars it would become a lot easier.

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