Skip to comments.Hackers Reveal Nasty New Car Attacks--With Me Behind The Wheel (Video)
Posted on 07/25/2013 9:36:18 AM PDT by Crazieman
Stomping on the brakes of a 3,500-pound Ford Escape that refuses to stopor even slow downproduces a unique feeling of anxiety. In this case it also produces a deep groaning sound, like an angry water buffalo bellowing somewhere under the SUVs chassis. The more I pound the pedal, the louder the groan getsalong with the delighted cackling of the two hackers sitting behind me in the backseat.
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EXACTLY what I was thinking.
Maybe I’ll just keep my ‘98 Maxima for a few more decades...
It was in Fast and Furious 6 too. To combat hacking they went old school and bought mustangs and chargers from the 60s.
Occam’s razor would seem to point elsewhere.
Our focus, and that of the entire auto industry, is to prevent hacking from a remote wireless device outside of the vehicle, he writes in an e-mail, adding that Toyota engineers test its vehicles against wireless attacks. We believe our systems are robust and secure.
A team of researchers at the University of Washington and the University of California, San Diego, experimenting on a sedan from an unnamed company in 2010, found that they could wirelessly penetrate the same critical systems Miller and Valasek targeted using the cars OnStar-like cellular connection, Bluetooth bugs, a rogue Android app that synched with the cars network from the drivers smartphone or even a malicious audio file on a CD in the cars stereo system. Academics have shown you can get remote code execution, says Valasek, using hacker jargon for the ability to start running commands on a system. We showed you can do a lot of crazy things once youre inside.
In the article it mentions wifi and things like OnStar but the car they’re messing with has the computer hooked up to the car via what they say is the diagnostic port but is probably the OBDII port so unless you see a guy in your car with his computer hooked up to it I probably wouldn’t worry about it.
They hackers say that that has already been demonstrated so they’re showing what happens once they are inside but that is a little disingenuous. I want to see them do this on a car going down the road next to me through the wireless connection.
Since my car has none of that they can’t do anything to me but they could do it to a car next to me and take me out.
Isn’t this like the Boeing 787 where the flight control systems and the passenger cabin systems are only separated by a firewall? That bothers me more.
From what I've read of the Person of Interest set-up, it's downright creepy and gives me a feeling that it's part of a campaign to desensitize you for the Surveillance/Police State.
Seriously creepy.You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know, because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people; people like you. Crimes the government considered 'irrelevant'. They wouldn't act, so I decided I would. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You'll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number's up... we'll find you.
Season one opening voice-over by Mr. Finch
It's as dumb as a bank putting a chip with an antenna on a credit card and expecting not to get hit with a class action lawsuit.
Totally agree on the 787 issue.
Just wait until you’re required by the state to have a wireless connection so they can check your mileage when they implement a “tax-per-mile” system.
That way, when they don’t like what you say, or what not, they can make the car lock it’s doors and drive you to the police station for processing.
Gonna be fun when millions of driverless cars are on the road and some kid from Romania hits Enter and they all crash.
When it comes to 'Spooks' and 'Ghosts' and political intrigue , there is no such thing as coincidence .
Or ,.. they weren't legitimate "FBI"..
I specifically obtained a card without it. And I think I’ll stick with my old vehicle.
Hey, that’s what I’ve been considering...or a 60’s truck.
Also , there is the question of Hastings body being creamated against family wishes.. Under whose authority did that occur ? Too many coincidences ..
Need to get that Willys back to road ready after vacation. Have a case of probable stuck valves. Have to get that master cylinder swapped too.