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Comment Re:Also, who does not separate drive control? (Score 2) 189

Normally there are two _separate_ CAN busses, one which handles all the critical crap, and one which handles the infotainment and comfort stuff. There's a module which connects the two, providing read-only queries from the second to the first. None of the hacks breached this system.

Oh really? Then how did that Jeep Cherokee hack via the infotainment system work?

from http://www.wired.com/2015/07/h... (emphasis mine)

As the two hackers remotely toyed with the air-conditioning, radio, and windshield wipers, I mentally congratulated myself on my courage under pressure. That's when they cut the transmission.

Immediately my accelerator stopped working. As I frantically pressed the pedal and watched the RPMs climb, the Jeep lost half its speed, then slowed to a crawl. This occurred just as I reached a long overpass, with no shoulder to offer an escape. The experiment had ceased to be fun.

Comment Re:More proof... (Score 1) 60

Is it any different then say apt-get using unsecured http or ftp connections?

In addition to the package .deb files being signed, the official package repositories have signed package indexes. I suppose one could just serve up a modified index without a signature, but apt might warn or error on that. (I haven't checked this part)

Submission + - How AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast are working together to screw you->

An anonymous reader writes: AT&T is buying entire legislatures to rewrite the laws to allow them to become a fully unregulated company with no wholesale obligations, creating a de-facto monopoly. They can (and likely will) use it to squash or hurt wireless competitors as well, as they're permitted to favor their own subsidiaries with the network built and created over a hundred plus year monopoly, and Comcast is fully on-board because they'd like to split the market created when all their competitors are dead.
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Submission + - AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast are working together to screw you.->

jon787 writes: In Michigan, AT&T is trying to screw over customers by getting the state to deregulate the bulk of the telephone business. In particular they want the right to drop landline service completely. Verizon and Comcast are playing along because they want a piece of the pie as customers find new services.
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Submission + - AT&T, Verizon Attempting to Get Government Approval to Cut Off Competitors.->

An anonymous reader writes: In Michigan, Senate Bill 636 will remove any remaining requirements of AT&T and Verizon to lease lines to other providers, effectively killing all competing phone and internet providers, including wireless providers, which rely on leasing any connectivity from AT&T or Verizon. Readers should not be fooled by the title of the bill into thinking it only applies to a hard-wired phone line coming into their home or office. What the consumer calls a landline differs greatly from what the law calls a landline.
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