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

I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.

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

I’m already getting emails and facebook post about this story.

The above story just scares the &^%%$# out of me. Not to worry, my Jeep is safe from this sort of attack. I do not have an internet enabled uConnect unit. That was by choice. Security was one reason, however it was way down the list. We all knew this day was coming – right?

The main reason I did not get a full on uConnect system for my Jeep was all these functions are on my phone already.  I have a way to maintain them and update them, and if I change platforms my Jeep does not care. The uConnect system and others like MS Sync – all fail to live up to their hype for a lot of reasons.

For me one example was going off-road. If I want up to update maps on my uConnect navigation – I need to pay a large fee for a DVD to update. Will the maps be supported in say – 10 years? On the other hand I can use Gaia GPS on my iPhone and download recent maps off-line and use my phone to track, and even export my trip to be used on Google Earth. Try and export your tracks from your cars navigation system – not easy huh?

I do not have to worry about my Jeep being hacked. I just have worry about my phone being hacked – but then who does not worry about that?

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