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Submission + - Stealing Cars with Just a Phone Call (thetruthaboutcars.com)

nweaver writes: Dan Wallach (CS Professor, Car Buff) has written a article on the state of automotive security. Yes, cars can be p0wned, including controlling the brakes, gas, stealing cars, and a host of other attacks. And they can be p0wned remotely, by malicious CDs placed in the stereo, by short-range bluetooth, or even through the cellphone network. This is as summary of a research paper Comprehensive Experimental Analyses of Automotive Attack Surfaces.

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"The algorithm to do that is extremely nasty. You might want to mug someone with it." -- M. Devine, Computer Science 340