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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Two security researchers using a laptop and mobile phone recently hacked into the computer system of a Jeep Cherokee traveling on Highway 40 in downtown St. Louis.

Wired Tech writer Andy Greenberg was at the wheel when hackers he was working with killed the Jeep's engine, applied the brakes and upset a passing truck driver.

So how are they able to hack into the Jeep's on-board systems?

Scott Schaffer of Blade Technologies joins FOX 2 to discuss this new threat to drivers.