Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars at risk of being remotely hijacked

Chrysler has announced a voluntary recall of 1.4 million vehicles just days after Wired reported a frightening vulnerability that allows hackers to remotely seize control of cars equipped with the auto maker’s UConnect system. Chrysler has integrated UConnect in its vehicles since late 2013, and security experts initially believed all of those cars could susceptible to hijacking. A video published alongside the report demonstrated that someone with the right knowledge could cut a car’s brakes, turn off the engine, or potentially overtake the steering wheel.

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Author: Chris Welch

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