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The Jeep Cyber Attack: Can We Control Our Connected World?

Posted by David Brousell on Jul 28, 2015

Jeep-1.jpegThe warnings about the perils of our increasingly connected world keep coming.

This past weekend Fiat Chrysler issued a recall of 1.4 million vehicles after it was revealed that two researchers hacked and took control of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Burrowing into the Jeep’s entertainment system through a wireless cellular connection, the researchers were able to take control of the Jeep’s steering and braking systems.

The Jeep hacking follows a long line of cyberattacks and hacking incidents affecting businesses and government agencies. In just the last few months, hackers breached the records of 21.4 million people in files at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, in what officials termed the largest attack ever against the U.S. government. Personal data such as addresses, health, and financial information were compromised in the attack.

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