Fiat Chrysler pays hackers to finds bugs in its software

July 14, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is launching a scheme to pay computer hackers every time they uncover potential cybersecurity flaws in its vehicles and alert the company. 

The Wall Street Journal reports that the firm will partner with Bugcrowd, a San Francisco company specialising in this form of testing, which has previously helped Tesla when it fell victim to a security hack.

Last year, researchers demonstrated they could take control of a moving Jeep Cherokee from a laptop using the vehicle’s wireless communications system.






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