Car hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have again hacked a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, this time by physically linking a laptop to commandeer its steering and kill the brakes.
The duo have captured the hack to be presented at Black Hat Las Vegas this week in video proof-of-concept demonstrations.
The compromise requires attackers to be physically present in order to compromise the car.
Watch the horror unfold:However Miller confirmed this writer's suggestion that the attacks could be carried out using a concealed device which either contains automated and timed commands, or iwth remote attacks over a wireless link.
We're in the early stages of people figuring out what the attack vectors are, but those will develop and grow more sophisticated over time. That '67 GTO is looking safer and safer ...
I know people who used epoxy to fill USB connectors. I'm thinking about doing this to the Wrangler's computer interface connector.
Security wasn't an afterthought. It wasn't thought of at all.