Skip to comments.How to Hack a Car: Phreaked Out
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.
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Time to reassess mode of travel.
just drive an older car and stay off the NSA tea party list
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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.
If you drive a real old one you might even be able to still work on it yourself
I want to get an older vehilce but not too old...I want it onstarless....
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.
I thought about that reporter a while back who ran into a tree at full speed while on his way to post a story.
Thanks for an excellent post.
Thank God there’s still a few FReepers willing to do their own critical analysis.
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?
I despise websites that start making noise as soon as you load them.
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.
An old VW Rabbit diesel gets as hood mpg as anything on the toad today.
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.
Pretty convenient that preimpact explosion and fire, right?
I saw one compact car in Australia on TV, that had gone for lots of miles...several hundred thousands...it was a diesel.
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.
Somebody went full Hollywood on the effects.
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