Frightening!–Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway


Jeep driven remotely into a ditch

Car driven into the ditch controlled remotely. Picture from Wired article

A Wired journalist volunteered as a test dummy as hackers took complete control of his car remotely from a laptop:

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It | WIRED.

When will we learn that security is not some frosting you can add to the top of the cake after making it. Security has to be architected in from the beginning!

This story clearly shows how deadly important cooperation between all trades in making a car became. It had been already difficult when the first anti-block breaks came into cars. The mechanical engineers did not trust the electronic guys (as I was told by a colleague in 1978 who came from the car manufacturing industry).

I just hope the car industry wakes up and acts before driving mom and pop cars into lakes becomes a large scale internet game.

Read the full article on Wired here.

About Hellmuth Broda

Independent Information and Communications Technology Strategist with an interest in the construction sites between business, society and technology.
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