Feds close investigation into Jeep radio vulnerabilities

U.S. safety regulators have determined that only Fiat-Chrysler radios have a security flaw that allowed hackers to take control of a Jeep last year, the Associated Press reports.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is ending a five-month investigation into the vulnerabilities of automotive radios. The agency also said last summer's recall of 1.4 million Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram vehicles closed the opening that allowed hackers to remotely take over a Jeep Cherokee.

The agency said Sprint, Fiat Chrysler's wireless provider, blocked access to a radio communications port that was unintentionally left open. "Third party security evaluation and regression testing identified vulnerabilities that were either remedied by Sprint or through updates to the ... Uconnect software," the agency said. Article

 

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