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    Glad I don't own a Chrysler.

    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/2...s-off-the-road

    Now I'm also glad my older Ford Focus doesn't have a built in GPS either.

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    I am very glad to have a fuddy duddy 2012 w/ minimal electronics, no GPS nav, no Drive-by-Wire. The darn 'auto' climate control is annoying enough!

    I remember reading/hearing that the exploit could only be done at under 6MPH, the wired article says they were @70MPH, I am much more scared now those SUV 'drivers' chatting on their cell phones are scary enough w/o the possibility of some nut case making a 'statement'.
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    I own a Chrysler. It's a 1990 LeBaron. It has a radio, AC, and the computer takes care of emission control related things. I don't think I have anything to worry about.

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    Similar story, but even more scary. Didn't want to start another thread because of the similarity though. Hope we don't deploy such a system here in the states. This one doesn't even require a network or phone interface. Can be done simply by broadcasting like a radio station.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33622298

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    This may end up as the ultimate ransomeware, You're driving along and suddenly "You have 5 minutes to send $1000 or ..."

    Scary stuff.

    I have to say that some of the technology that's emerging now now is starting to look more like a danger than a benefit, manufacturers just want a fast buck and security seems low on on the list of priorities.
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    Seems like Chrysler have acted - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33650491

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