Uber Hires Safety Researchers

Uber Hires Security Researchers Behind That Crazy Jeep Hack

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Uber has employed the duo behind a spectacular hack earlier this yr that concerned taking distant management of a Jeep Cherokee.

Wired author Andy Greenberg skilled this firsthand. He wrote that he was driving on a St. Louis freeway when Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek used a laptop computer 10 miles away to make the radio, air-con and windshield wipers go haywire. Then they minimize the transmission completely. (To be clear, this wasn’t only a horrible prank — it was an indication that had been organized beforehand.)

On the time, Miller and Valasek labored as safety researchers at Twitter and IOActive, respectively. However Reuters reported at the moment that the 2 of them have joined Uber, and the information was confirmed in tweets by Miller and Uber’s Raffi Krikorian.

Krikorian joined Uber himself earlier this yr to guide its Superior Applied sciences Middle. (Like Miller, Krikorian used to work at Twitter.) The middle is Uber’s three way partnership with Carnegie Mellon College specializing in longer-term analysis on applied sciences like self-driving vehicles.

So I suppose that when the time comes, Uber’s self-driving vehicles can have some safeguards towards hacking.

Aline Niyonkuru

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