Fiat Chrysler to issue software patch for some of its Internet-connected vehicles
In an announcement made on Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler said that it will soon issue a software fix which will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and some of the company’s other Internet-connected vehicles.
The announcement of the software patch by Fiat Chrysler comes against the backdrop of recent reports that two veteran cybersecurity researchers – Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek – managed to remotely gain control of a moving 2014 Jeep Cherokee.
The disclosure of the Jeep Cherokee hack by Miller and Valasek was made in a recent report published on the Wired tech news website. The report was written by the site’s writer Andy Greenberg who, incidentally, was driving the hacked vehicle.
Sharing details about the hack, Greenberg said that ¬Miller and Valasek remotely commandeered his Jeep Cherokee as part of an ¬arranged demonstration of a security vulnerability affecting the vehicle.
In response to Greenberg’s report, Fiat Chrysler first said that it did not have any first-hand knowledge of its ¬vehicle being hacked. However, later, the company said in a statement that it is offering a software patch for some of its Internet-connected vehicles; and added that software upgrades were sometimes essential “for ¬improved security protection to reduce the potential risk of ¬unauthorized and unlawful ¬access to vehicle systems.”
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