Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Security Researchers Find a Way to Hack Cars - The New York Times

The Internet of hackable things; also see Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It (Wired)
"It took another few months, but they found a way to crawl from the vulnerable wireless access chip to another chip within the same head unit that controlled the car’s electronics. Once they did that, they could control the car’s locks, windshield wipers, speedometer, lights, blinkers and even engage and disengage the brakes and steering, so long as the car was driving at sufficiently slow speeds (around six miles an hour or less ) — all from the Internet.

“I have done a lot of research, but this is the first time I’ve been truly freaked out,” Mr. Miller said in a phone interview. “When I could hack into a car in Nebraska driving down the freeway, I had that feeling, ‘I shouldn’t be able to do this.'”"
Security Researchers Find a Way to Hack Cars - The New York Times
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