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How to Hack a Car: Phreaked Out
Motherboard ^ | 5-29-14 | Motherboard

Posted on 06/15/2014 5:39:24 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

These days, your car isn't a car - it's a rolling computer platform. You don't drive it as much as you give the computer commands and then let it carry them out. That's why the idea of hackers breaking into car computers is so terrifying. You have to see this video showing the scary reality of car hacking.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: cars; hacking
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1 posted on 06/15/2014 5:39:24 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Time to reassess mode of travel.


2 posted on 06/15/2014 5:42:27 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: TurboZamboni
If someone on an Interstate overpass somehow succeeds in causing a car's steering wheel to suddenly lurch sharply to the left,causing a serious accident,I wonder if the perp can be identified.
3 posted on 06/15/2014 5:44:06 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Kackikat

just drive an older car and stay off the NSA tea party list


4 posted on 06/15/2014 5:47:53 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Forbes Demonstrates “Car Hacking” the Michael Hastings Murder Method
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CpPAjVh3dM

CNN: Hackers Take Control of Car’s Steering, Brakes and Gas Pedal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIybGFgpQ8o


5 posted on 06/15/2014 5:48:36 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: TurboZamboni

We have an old pick up, and I never join groups, I’m an independent.

So park the new vehicles and go back to the old...Oy veh! The price of gas going up, and that truck isn’t like my small compact. I’ll just stay home and cook, I guess.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 5:51:06 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: TurboZamboni

If you drive a real old one you might even be able to still work on it yourself


7 posted on 06/15/2014 5:51:24 PM PDT by scottteng (Suntrust Bank is the worlds worst stay away!)
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To: scottteng
yeah but my car has started to burn or something a little oil....its 210,000 miles... a camry...wonderful car..but I know the writing is on the wall...

I want to get an older vehilce but not too old...I want it onstarless....

8 posted on 06/15/2014 5:53:57 PM PDT by cherry
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To: TurboZamboni

Yeah, right...here’s another example of Techno-BS on FR.

Pay attention at 3:45 when he says “You just have to (poll?) these two wires in the CANBUS network, it costs 25 bucks”.

Then at 4:20 he describes going to a car, attaching the “CHD” then going home and connecting to it via his PC.

Then read what it says at 6:43: “Vehicle has been equipped with third-party hardware for demo purposes. In stock form it is not vulnerable to these attacks”.

So why post bull#hit like this? If I apply a third-party wrecker to any car I can tow it home with me, but so what? All this crap does is promote scientific paranoia.

It’s impossible to remotely access the CANBUS on an unmodified production vehicle via a wireless connection. Period.

Think otherwise, bring proof and not some stupid youtube video that even itself admits it is phony.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 5:55:49 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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I thought about that reporter a while back who ran into a tree at full speed while on his way to post a story.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 6:00:03 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: bigbob

Thanks for an excellent post.

Thank God there’s still a few FReepers willing to do their own critical analysis.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 6:00:14 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: bigbob

How hard would it be to attach a device to the canbus wires surreptitiously while the car is in the shop, wait for car to come into range of, say, city provided WiFi and slam the vehicle?
Just asking.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 6:05:13 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: TurboZamboni

I despise websites that start making noise as soon as you load them.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 6:05:36 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: TurboZamboni

Old plain-color Buicks with the 3800 engine that gets 30+ MPG on the highway is the ticket. They’ll go 3 or 400K before they’re done, and they keep a very generic low profile on the road.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 6:08:33 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Kackikat

An old VW Rabbit diesel gets as hood mpg as anything on the toad today.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 6:08:55 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Darksheare

With direct access to the vehicle and the ability to add hardware, it would be easy-peasy. Like planting a bomb in one 80 years ago.

Any additional hardware would likely leave traces, as would altered code IF someone took the time and expense to look.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 6:10:34 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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Pretty convenient that preimpact explosion and fire, right?


17 posted on 06/15/2014 6:13:25 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I saw one compact car in Australia on TV, that had gone for lots of miles...several hundred thousands...it was a diesel.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 6:13:30 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Darksheare

Indeed.

A mentally unstable Commie wiping out a car at high speed doesn’t seem too odd. A fire isn’t too weird either. But a raging inferno? That’s odd.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 6:17:47 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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Somebody went full Hollywood on the effects.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 6:22:57 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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