Hackers disable SUV on busy highway

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ST. LOUIS -- A driver was speeding along a busy St. Louis interstate when he lost control of the car.  However, he hadn't been hit by another vehicle or experienced engine trouble.  His car was hacked.

The stunt was part of an experiment where two hackers sat at home and controlled the car. This ordeal is the latest in a series of incidents highlight the security vulnerabilities of hundreds of thousands of American automobiles.

Jeep Cherokees, Chrysler 200s, Dodge Rams and several other models made since late 2013 are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Chrysler is offering a software upgrade to fix the problem and says customers should install it as soon as possible.

Lawmakers are working on a bill aimed at keeping Internet-controlled cars from getting hacked.

Read more about this story on Wired.com.

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