Hackers por todos lados, en tu vida privada y ¡hasta en tu auto!

Mejor prevenir que lamentar, Fiat Chrysler llama a revisión a 1.4 millones de autos por el hackeo hecho a un Jeep.

Hace un par de días les presentamos el video subido por la revista Wired Magazine dónde 2 expertos en seguridad virtual explicaban la manera en la que habían logrado hackear un Jeep Cherokee, tomando control de cuanto quisieran en el auto.

La noticia le cayó a Fiat Chrysler cual balde de agua helada e inmediatamente pusieron manos a la obra para buscar una solución al problema, en primera instancia se liberó un parche que los mismos usuarios pueden descargar sin ningún inconveniente, sin embargo, se ha llamado a revisión para que aquellos que lo deseen puedan actualizar su software directamente en un distribuidor.

Los modelos afectados son los que portan el sistema Uconnect con pantalla de 8.4 pulgadas, es decir:

Chrysler

-Chrysler 300 (2015)

-Chrysler 200 (2015)

Dodge

-Dodge Charger (2015)

-Dodge Challenger (2015)

-Dodge Viper (2013-2015)

-Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500 y 5500 (2013-2015)

Jeep

Jeep Cherokee (2014-2015)

Jeep Grand Cherokee (2014-2015)

 

Driving your car? Give it up.

Sex life? You know they know all about it.

Rocking your baby to sleep in her nursery? Yup, they can see that too.

We’ve watched the creeping advance of hackers breaking into several facets of our plugged-in society since we began connecting just about everything we have to the Internet.

But unlike past hacks that might have compromised our financial information or provided the world with nude photos of movie stars, these latest ones are hitting us on a far more personal level — in our homes, our cars and our sex lives.

This week’s hack into the Ashley Madison website — which uses the slogan: “Life is short. Have an affair” — might have threatened to only expose cheats, but it speaks to a much bigger threat to our privacy, columnist Natasha Lennard argued on fusion.net.

“The hack bolsters a dangerous transparency ethic, asserting that if people have something to hide, they shouldn’t be doing it. It’s this exact ethic that meant major tech companies would work in concert with the government to create and uphold the vast surveillance nexus under (and through) which we live.”

Indeed, there was a certainly a creepy Big Brother feel to the story this week that a baby monitor camera turned on and a voice spoke through it to a parent rocking a baby in an Ontario nursery.

But the danger could be much greater than eerie watchers.

A pair of hackers in the U.S. recently showed Wired magazine how they could remotely control a Jeep Cherokee — taking over the speed, the radio, windshield wipers and brakes all via laptop computer miles away.

They warned of the dangers if such powers got into the wrong hands.

“If consumers don’t realize this is an issue, they should, and they should start complaining to carmakers,” hacker Charlie Miller told Wired. “This might be the kind of software bug most likely to kill someone.”

Recent frightening hacks:

July 23 – A father in southwestern Ontario said he was rocking his baby when the web-linked nursery monitor suddenly turned on and creepy music started playing. Then a voice said over it: “I see you rocking your baby.” Police are investigating.

July 21 – Wired magazine published story about a pair of hackers who showed a writer how they were able to get into a Jeep through Chrysler’s onboard web-linked system to take control of the gas and braking system.

July 20 – Hacking group Impact Team claimed it stole very private info on as many as 37 million users of adultery site Ashley Madison.

May 26 – More than 100,000 people had their personal information stolen from an Internal Revenue Service database in the U.S.

May 15 – According to court documents, a U.S. hacker told the F.B.I. he was able to take control of an airplane’s engines mid-flight by hacking into its inflight entertainment system.

March 29 – British Airways reported someone had cracked its system to access tens of thousands of frequent-flyer accounts. No personal information was stolen.

Nov. 25, 2014 – Hackers broke into Sony’s network and exposed salary records and embarrassing private e-mails between Hollywood executives.

Sept. 2, 2014 – Home Depot announced 56 million payment cards and 53 million e-mail addresses were stolen by hackers.

May 21, 2014 – Hackers cracked eBay’s accounts to steal personal information from 145 million customers.