Podcast: Interview with Car Hacker Chris Valasek of IOActive

Valasek (pictured) and Miller developed a method to use a wireless attack on the car's entertainment system to affect critical vehicle functions. (Image courtesy of Chris Valasek.)

In-brief: Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with Chris Valasek, the Director of Vehicle Research at IOActive about the work he and Charlie Miller did to develop wireless based attacks that control the braking, steering and acceleration of late model Chrysler vehicles. 

As you've probably heard, Fiat Chrysler yesterday announced that it was recalling 1.4 million vehicles following a demonstration by researchers Chris Valasek of Charlie Miller of a method for doing remote, wireless and software based attacks on critical features of Chrysler vehicles: controlling acceleration, braking and even the windshield wipers.

Security Ledger had the opportunity to speak with Chris earlier this week about his research on the Chrysler Jeep that was the subject of his demonstration. Chris talk...

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