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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Chrysler Following Hack

Posted on August 5th, 2015.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the current official name of Chrysler. Along with their supplier, Harman International, which makes the device that was hacked last month in a very public forum, a class action lawsuit has been filed in relation to weak cyber security. No matter where the lawsuit goes, legislation has also been presented to...

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Despite Security Issues, Chrysler-Fiat Sales Jumped 6% in July

Posted on August 3rd, 2015.

Chrysler has recorded gains for 64 months straight in the United States, and despite security vulnerability revelations that came out last month, July was no exception. The company posted more than 6% in gains in the United States in July over June. This could explain the company’s willingness to recall vehicles that have certain...

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Dodge Chargers Recalled Due to Air Bag Defect

Posted on August 2nd, 2015.

In another round of recalls, Chrysler is recalling certain 2011-2014 Dodge Chargers due to their air bags having the potential to fill up spontaneously. According to a recall submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler is aware of a serious problem with the Chargers. In the affected vehicles, the side impact...

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Chrysler is Recalling Vehicles to Prevent Hacking

Posted on July 24th, 2015.

It appears the recent experimentation of security researchers on computerized cars has hit home for some. In the US Senate, the SPY Car Act is being considered, which will authorize regulatory bodies to impose cybersecurity standards on automakers. Fiat Chrysler is getting ahead of regulation by updating 1.4 million vehicles in order to...

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How Hackers can Remotely Hijack Your Chrysler Vehicle

Posted on July 22nd, 2015.

Two cyber crime researchers have uncovered a potential flaw in a Chrysler vehicle after remotely hacking and assuming control of its systems. As expected, the car company is in the process of providing succor and has advised customers to update the on-board software in their vehicles. The world has embraced electronics as a norm and the...