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9/2/2015
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Comic: White Hat Car Hacks

If only most car hacks were this harmless.

Maybe this is how Google cars really do it.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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Ariella
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9/7/2015 | 12:30:43 PM
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@Technocrati They tried to get the general public's attention through the hack that got written up in a Wired article, http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/. that went viral. This videe  was embedded in the article was embedded in the article, 

 

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9/7/2015 | 12:26:56 PM
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"... I'd say that their main motivation is making people aware of the danger."

 

@Ariella   Yes I am sure that was their aim.   I would think a Youtube or news channels would serve the same purpose.  I had heard of this without the documentation, so I am surprised they released it - far too technical for the average person.

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9/7/2015 | 11:41:34 AM
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@Technocrati I suppose it is interesting from a technical point of view. Based on the history of the pair, I'd say that their main motivation is making people aware of the danger.
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9/6/2015 | 1:04:57 AM
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@Ariella    Wow !   This is amazing documentation !  I am sure whoever makes the Jeep Charokee appreciates it - I know I do !  

Not implying I plan to hijack one but the process/topic is fascinating.
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Ariella,
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9/2/2015 | 1:10:34 PM
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It's not all that difficult to remotely hack a car. You can even find insturctions from the pair that demonstrated on a Jeep here: http://illmatics.com/Remote%20Car%20Hacking.pdf
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jastroff,
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9/2/2015 | 9:14:27 AM
Car Hacks
thanks Brian - love the mortified expressions  of the people in the car -- 
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