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Researchers Hack Jeep Cherokee, Take Driver For a Wild Remote-Controlled Ride

Automakers have been swapping out mechanical parts for electronic control units, setting up in-car wifi networks, and connecting infotainment systems to cloud-based services. So it was only a matter of time before these technologies got hacked.

Luckily, the hacking in this case was done by researchers in partnership with Wired.com. Their goal was to point out vulnerabilities in a Jeep Cherokee with an infotainment system.

And things got crazy, real fast.

While the driver was aware the Jeep would be hacked, he didn’t realize the true power of the hackers until silent panic filled his mind and body.

The whole story and accompanying video is worth your time.

It’s important to note the hackers had access to the car before the experiment began, so at least that’s one less thing to worry about. For now.

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