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Submitted by katarn
katarn (110199) writes "In what probably isn't a great shock to us, main stream media realizes modern automobiles can be hacked in many ways. More of interest though, they were even able to disable the brakes (assumedly this was on a car with anti-lock breaks). Refreshingly, the article isn't fear mongering, and states "Cars benefit from the fact that they are (hopefully) not connected to the internet (yet) and currently are not able to be remotely accessed". One can only hope (perhaps in vain) that as cars become more connected they would be designed so that the electronics could not override the brakes. Of course once you have physical there are many ways an auto can be damaged or disabled even without being an electronics cracker. In my mind this type of attack could be much subtler and harder to detect; instead of physically cutting a brake line, the brakes could be programmed to only fail when needed the most, such as when anti-lock would normally be activated.
detect; instead of physically cutting a brake line, the brakes could be programmed to only fail when needed the most, such as when anti-lock would normally be activated."

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  • These attacks are if you can link into the mechanics port inside the friggin car! So couldn't someone cut the brake line or whatever? None of this is based on remote attacks! Gee if you plug right into my dishwashers computer Im sure you can make it over heat with no water running and the elements on max or some shit. Does this make dishwashers hackable and unsafe ?
    Gimmi a fuggin break!

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