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Uber hires the two security researchers that recently remotely hacked Jeeps

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Aug 2015 22:00

Uber hires the two security researchers that recently remotely hacked Jeeps Massive startup Uber has hired the two vehicle security researchers that recently remotely hacked Jeeps, causing a major recall of 1.4 million cars.
Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek will begin working with Uber next week, after resigning from their current positions at Twitter and IOActive this week.

Moving forward, the two will join Uber's Advanced Technologies Center, a research lab that is working on autonomous (self-driving) vehicles. Uber says the new hires will work "to continue building out a world-class safety and security program at Uber."

Just like other tech companies, Uber expects that one day it can offer a full fleet of self-driving vehicles, and it is imperative that these vehicles are as secure as possible.

Source:
Reuters

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