"When you lose faith that a car will do what you tell it to do," Miller observed at the time, "it really changes your whole view of how the thing works." Back then, however, their hacks had a comforting limitation: The attacker's PC had been wired into the vehicles' onboard diagnostic port, a feature that normally gives repair technicians access to information about the car's electronically controlled systems.A mere two years later, that carjacking has gone wireless.Miller and Valasek plan to publish a portion of their exploit on the Internet, timed to a talk they're giving at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas next month.It’s the latest in a series of revelations from the two hackers that have spooked the automotive industry and even helped to inspire legislation; WIRED has learned that senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal plan to introduce an automotive security bill today to set new digital security standards for cars and trucks, first sparked when Markey took note of Miller and Valasek’s work in 2013."Remember, Andy," Miller had said through my i Phone's speaker just before I pulled onto the Interstate 64 on-ramp, "no matter what happens, don't panic."Charlie Miller, left, a security researcher at Twitter, and Chris Valasek, director of Vehicle Security Research at IOActive, have exposed the security vulnerabilities in automobiles by hacking into cars remotely, controlling the cars' various controls from the radio volume to the brakes.Though I hadn't touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control system.They demonstrated as much on the same day as my traumatic experience on I-64; After narrowly averting death by semi-trailer, I managed to roll the lame Jeep down an exit ramp, re-engaged the transmission by turning the ignition off and on, and found an empty lot where I could safely continue the experiment.
Upon his return, he discovers that most of his staff have quit.
Seeing an opportunity to return to the glory days of televised news instead of ratings-driven , his boss Charlie Skinner () has hired Will's ex-girlfriend Mac Kenzie Mc Hale () as the new executive producer.
Mc Hale shares Skinner's vision of TV news, and she and Will immediately butt heads.
The series is executive produced by Aaron Sorkin, , and .
Series overview Season Episodes Originally aired First aired Last aired 10 June 24, 2012 (2012-06-24) August 26, 2012 (2012-08-26) 9 July 14, 2013 (2013-07-14) September 15, 2013 (2013-09-15) 6 November 9, 2014 (2014-11-09) December 14, 2014 (2014-12-14) Episodes Season 1 (2012) No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date U. viewers (millions) 1 1 "" June 24, 2012 (2012-06-24) 2.14 After delivering a public speech on America's shortcomings as a nation during a question and answer session at , acclaimed Atlantis Cable News (ACN) anchor Will Mc Avoy () returns to his job to find that most of his staff have left or are leaving, and that his new executive producer is his ex-girlfriend, Mac Kenzie Mc Hale ().
His boss, Charlie Skinner () explains that he has hired Mc Hale to build on Will's performance at Northwestern and create a new, improved version of ACN News.