Fiat Chrysler ordered major recall of its vehicles for better protection from hacking
2015-07-27, Jane Lee Reporter
Fiat Chrysler ordered major recall of its vehicles for better protection from hacking.
Fiat Chrysler indicated that the company is recalling about 1.4 million automobiles in the United States in order to conduct software update to prevent them getting hacked. Adding on, customers who got influenced by hacking will receive a USB drive for repair.
As automobile industry has followed the trend of smart devices with adding automated system of driving, people questioned of new cars' venerability from external hacking attacks. Some hackers worked with a Wired reporter to prove they can seize the electronics in Jeep, and this experiment was successful. Finding this shocking story, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – owning Jeep brand – immediately met with hackers who succeed on this operation, and took action for fixing security weakness in their products. Chrysler executive explained the process of downloading safeguard software to a USB drive and installing it in vehicles, after releasing the software on the company's blog. Owners of Chrysler's automobile can also lead the car or truck to a dealer for installment, he added. They are confident that some Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram vehicles with 8.4'' touch screen displays are subject to be nurtured with updates.
Reported by Dongkwan Kim