Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway
Fri Jul 24 05:02:11 PDT 2015
Not sure if this is true:
I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit
began to take hold.
Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee
started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on
my back through the in-seat climate control system. Next the radio
switched to the local hip hop station and began blaring Skee-lo at full
volume. I spun the control knob left and hit the power button, to no
avail. Then the windshield wipers turned on, and wiper fluid blurred the
The result of their work was a hacking technique—what the security
industry calls a zero-day exploit—that can target Jeep Cherokees and
give the attacker wireless control, via the Internet, to any of
thousands of vehicles.
I mentally congratulated myself on my courage under pressure. That’s
when they cut the transmission.
Immediately my accelerator stopped working.
More information about the cypherpunks