Pwnie Awards 2017

The 2016 Pwnie Award For Best Stunt Hack

Remotely Killing a Jeep on the Highway

Charlie Miller Chris Valasek

They may not have been the first first, but in our not-so-biased opinion, Charlie and Chris wore it best. The car hacking papers from researchers at UCSD and UW just lacked sufficient… Andy Greenberg freaking out.

This high-profile demo caused Chrysler to recall 1.4M vehicles in order to address the vulnerabilities that Charlie and Chris identified. More importantly, it demonstrated to the entire industry how expensive not properly securing smart vehicles’ systems could be and that proper software security programs just might be a good idea.