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5 Lessons From the Summer of Epic Car Hacks

5 Lessons From the Summer of Epic Car Hacks

For the last three months, car hackers’ terrifying abilities have been on full display. Now we filter out the fear and focus on what we’ve learned.

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Car-Hacking Tool Turns Repair Shops Into Malware ‘Brothels’

Car-Hacking Tool Turns Repair Shops Into Malware ‘Brothels’

A new hacking device finds vulnerabilities in auto diagnostic tools that could be used to spread malware to thousands of vehicles.

The post Car-Hacking Tool Turns Repair Shops Into Malware ‘Brothels’ appeared first on WIRED.

GM Took 5 Years to Fix a Full-Takeover Hack in Millions of OnStar Cars

GM Took 5 Years to Fix a Full-Takeover Hack in Millions of OnStar Cars

A post-mortem on the first known remote car hacking technique.

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Chrysler Gets Flak For Patching Hack Via Mailed USB

Chrysler Gets Flak For Patching Hack Via Mailed USB

The company is asking its users to commit a security sin: Plugging a USB drive they receive in the mail into a sensitive computer.

The post Chrysler Gets Flak For Patching Hack Via Mailed USB appeared first on WIRED.

Uber Hires the Hackers Who Wirelessly Hijacked a Jeep

Uber Hires the Hackers Who Wirelessly Hijacked a Jeep

The two researchers will apparently be working on securing Uber’s self-driving car of the future.

The post Uber Hires the Hackers Who Wirelessly Hijacked a Jeep appeared first on WIRED.

Your BMW or Benz Could Also Be Vulnerable to That GM OnStar Hack

Your BMW or Benz Could Also Be Vulnerable to That GM OnStar Hack

A hack that could unlock, track, and remotely start GM vehicles may also affect at least three other automakers.

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Hackers Cut a Corvette’s Brakes Via a Common Car Gadget

Hackers Cut a Corvette’s Brakes Via a Common Car Gadget

The free dongles that insurance companies ask customers to plug into their dashes could expose your car to hackers.

The post Hackers Cut a Corvette’s Brakes Via a Common Car Gadget appeared first on WIRED.

Patch Your Chrysler Vehicle Now Against a Wireless Hacking Technique

Patch Your Chrysler Vehicle Now Against a Wireless Hacking Technique

Chrysler has quietly released a fix for a gaping security flaw that could allow its vehicles to be remotely hacked. Here’s how to get it.

The post Patch Your Chrysler Vehicle Now Against a Wireless Hacking Technique appeared first on WIRED.

Senate Bill Seeks Standards For Cars’ Defenses From Hackers

A long-brewing bill seeks to head off the growing threat of hacker attacks on internet-connected cars, trucks and SUVs.

The post Senate Bill Seeks Standards For Cars’ Defenses From Hackers appeared first on WIRED.

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.

The post Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It appeared first on WIRED.

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