Uber Hires Two 'Hackers' To Improve Car Technology

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Uber has hired two vehicle security researchers who demonstrated that they could hack into a moving Jeep and take over the vehicle remotely.

Charlie Miller, who was working with Twitter and Chris Valasek, who was with a security firm IOActive have taken new roles with Uber and will join soon.

The two people, who demonstrated how they could hack into a moving Jeep will join the company's Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh.

They will work along with dozens of other autonomous vehicle experts that were hired by the company.

A spokeswoman for Uber said that Miller and Valasek will work with the company's top security officers "to continue building out a world-class safety and security program at Uber."

After the duo's hacking demonstration coordinated with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the company has initiated a recall for 1.4 million vehicles to install software to prevent hackers from taking over the vehicle.

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Story first published: Monday, August 31, 2015, 12:22 [IST]
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