Safety

Car hacking concerns dismissed by security experts

Hackers have been targeting a security flaw in Fiat Chrysler’s cars, but IT security experts have said the threat to owners is “slim”.

The manufacturer issued a safety recall affecting 1.4 million vehicles in the US after security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated how hackers could take control of a Jeep Cherokee by using the car’s entertainment system.

The demonstration for a Wired magazine article saw the Jeep Cherokee which was being driven by reporter Andy Greenberg forced off the road.