Last year, two researchers set car owners and legislators into a panic when they demonstrated how to cut the engine of a Jeep on the highway from the comfort of an apartment. This year, they are demonstrating a new attack that allows them to slam on someone else’s breaks or spin their steering wheel.
Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek presented their first hack on Fiat Chrysler cars — including the Jeep, demonstrated in a memorable viral video — at last year’s Black Hat security conference. Fiat Chrysler patched the security vulnerability.
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