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Hacked Jeep Cherokee exposes weak underbelly of high-tech cars

Wireless networks providing key features in modern automobiles are vulnerable to security invasions
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 05:50
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Employees looking over the chassis and body of Jeep Cherokees on the assembly line inside the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Plant. The recent hack forced Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall 1.4 million vehicles and ask Sprint Corp to issue a temporary fix over its network.

Washington

THE Jeep Cherokee brought to a halt by hackers last month exposed wireless networks as the weakest link in high-tech vehicles, underscoring the need to find fast over-the-air fixes to block malicious intrusions.

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