“In addition to Apple devices, noted security expert and The Mac Hacker’s Handbook co-author Charlie Miller has carried out some fascinating (and potentially terrifying) research into hacking vehicles,” Luke Dormehl reports for Cult of Mac. “”
“Last year, alongside fellow hacker Chris Valasek, Miller demonstrated that it is possible to hijack the steering and brakes of a Ford Escape and Toyota Prius using only a laptop connected to the car,” Dormehl reports. “Having done that, he has now moved onto exploring vulnerabilities in other vehicles — including his new 2014 Cherokee jeep.”
“All that research comes at a high price, however, since Miller recently revealed on Twitter that he has managed to ‘brick’ his vehicle, after hacking the head unit,” Dormehl reports. “As he put it, ‘This is an expensive hobby.'”
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