Imagine driving down the highway when all of sudden you have no control over your car. Someone, possibly thousands of miles away, is now in control of the entire car; the steering, the brakes, the audio, the locks; everything. That’s what happened to one man while two security researchers were demonstrating what could happen if a flaw is exploited in the computer system of the Jeep.
Owners of Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles made after 2012 should check this link to see if their car is on the recall list. http://blog.fcanorthamerica.com/2015/07/24/unhacking-the-hack-ensuring-security/
Although no one was hurt by this hack, and the security researchers did this demonstration in attempt to show that these vehicles could be hacked, the Federal Highway Safety Committee has launched an investigation into the matter. If this is possible in these vehicles, it could be possible in others as well.
People affected by the recall will not actually have to take their vehicles in for service. Instead, a USB thumb drive will be mailed out to them which can install the updated software through the car’s USB port.