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Tesla Model S Hacked, Security Patch Issued

A pair of researchers hacked a Tesla Model S battery-electric vehicle to test its security capabilities, although Tesla has distributed a security patch to all Model S owners, Wired reported.

GM's OnStar Hacked, Volt Engine Started

A hacker has found a security vulnerability in General Motors' OnStar mobile app that allowed him to locate a Chevrolet Volt, unlock the vehicle, and start its engine.

Hackers Take Control of 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Two hackers take control of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee while a Wired senior writer is at the wheel. This experiment has spurred FCA US to recall 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to install a software patch addressing the Uconnect-tied security vulnerability. For the story about the recall, click here.

House Committee Probing Auto Cybersecurity

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has posed a series of questions to 17 automakers, in hopes of evaluating the auto industry’s ability to mitigate cybersecurity threats.  

NHTSA's Research into Vehicle-Hacking Prevention

This Consumer Reports video explores the emerging safety threat of vehicle cyber attacks and what measures the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking to prevent such hacking.