Fiat Chrysler Starts New Security Bug Bounty Program

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Fiat Chrysler is fighting back against software bugs in their system.  A notable and heavily covered story sometime ago was the Jeep hack.  Since then, there’s been a question not just for Jeep, but for all vehicles that have extensive digital tech in their cars and what that meant for the future of hackers.  To attempt to combat this, FCA is now offering a bounty for any bugs and vulnerabilities they can find.

The FCA US Unit announced they are working on making sure that something like the infamous Jeep hack doesn’t happen again.  They are working with Bugcrowd that has a network of 32,000 researchers worldwide.  If anyone turns in possible security threat, they could receive up to $1,500 as a reward.

“There are a lot of people that like to tinker with their vehicles or tinker with IT systems,” said Titus Melnyk, a senior manager – security architecture, FCA US LLC said in a statement.  “We want to encourage independent security researchers to reach out to us and share what they’ve found so that we can fix potential vulnerabilities before they’re an issue for our consumers.”

Learn more about the FCA Us bug bounty program by clicking on this link.  Time to see if the white hat hackers can help protect future Chrysler vehicles and their tech.

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