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Follow-Up on Hackers Taking Over Your Car

In light of the surfacing cyber vulnerabilities with the Jeep Cherokee, now Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 1.4 million vehicles that could be affected. The vulnerability is in the Chrysler’s 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen dashboard computers. For those who fall under the recall specification, you can download the new software from Chrysler, wait for the mailed out USB stick, or take your vehicle to an FCA dealer.

Fiat Chrysler says that they are unaware of any hacking of its vehicles, save the one unveiled this week. The recent recall response is due to the Wired magazine article on the two hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, who were able to wirelessly commandeer a Jeep Cherokee through the Uconnect system. Chrysler has upgraded its network, to prevent future remote hacking.

The list of affected vehicles includes:

2013-2015 MY Dodge Viper specialty vehicles 2013-2015 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

Find more information on the Uconnect update here.

Read more about the recall here.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com