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    Dec 1999
    Virginia Beach VA

    Jeep Cherokee is the most hackable vehicle

    A report shared exclusively with CNNMoney shows that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Toyota Prius were the most 'hackable' of 20 car models reviewed by automotive security researchers.

    According to the report, both the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and the 2015 Escalade have an inherent security flaw: The cars' apps, Bluetooth and telematics -- which connects the car to a cellular network like OnStar -- are on the same network as the engine controls, steering, brakes and tire pressure monitor system.

    The problem: A car's networked systems could become a gateway for hackers. If critical functions like steering are on the same network as features that connect the car to the Internet, that can put the vehicle at risk, Miller and Valasek say. A flaw in any of those Internet-connected features could put a hacker only a step away from communicating with the features directly controlling the driver's safety.

    Let's say a driver accidentally downloaded a virus onto his phone and connected it to his car via Bluetooth. If the car's Bluetooth is running on the same network as the brakes, hackers could potentially make the car come to a screeching halt.
    "Once they have code running on the Bluetooth computer [in your car], they can then do things like send out messages to tell the other components of the car to do stuff, like engage the brakes," Miller said.

    In a statement, Jeep manufacturer Chrysler responded, "Our vehicles are equipped with security systems that help minimize the risk from real-world threats...Chrysler Group will endeavor to verify these claims and, if warranted, we will remediate them."

    Chrysler added that they invite Miller and Valasek to share their findings with the company first so that they can find a solution together.

    How hackers could slam on your car's brakes - Aug. 1, 2014

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    Re: Jeep Cherokee is the most hackable vehicle

    wow. bummer
    03 rhd tj

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    Re: Jeep Cherokee is the most hackable vehicle

    Scary stuff . My newest is '92 and I'm stickin' to it . I love my old school stuff . It just has a feel of confidence . Every time I get in my '92 Cherokee Laredo , I say to myself as I feel the old school quality , "I love this truck !" . Every time ! It's just indisputable .
    ɹǝʌo ǝɯ ןןoɹ 'sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı

  4. Re: Jeep Cherokee is the most hackable vehicle

    So get yourself an old , pre smog, CJ 5 or 7, update it all you want, don't worry about the computer. I "built" my 304, added 4 barrel fuel injection and dual exhaust with H pipe, 4" snorkel intake. It has done 22 miles of the Rubicon in 5 hours, including a "hello, how are you? with a big brown bear." Go anywhere you point it, and don't worry about it. And besides, its appreciating, rather then depreciating. Swamp guys in Florida told me it was worth "crazy money". Whatever that is.

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    Re: Jeep Cherokee is the most hackable vehicle

    I've got 4 Jeeps already . Some I know would think I'm off my rocker panel at that point .
    1992 Wrangler (Red)
    1992 Wrangler (White)
    1989 Comanche (Blue)
    and since I just couldn't help myself ;
    1992 Cherokee (White)
    I'm a patriotic and proud Jeep owner .
    But I do not or will not own a Patriot .
    ɹǝʌo ǝɯ ןןoɹ 'sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı

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