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Modern cars at serious risk from computer hackers
01-10-2014, 05:20 AM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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An increasing number of cars are at risk from computer hackers because of the advanced Internet enabled systems they offer – and the problem could be potentially life-threatening. That’s the warning from technology firm Harman at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Modern cars have a number of electronic control units (ECUs), which not only control infotainment services, but also the operation of the engine, transmission and safety features such as stability control and anti-lock brakes.

If someone can hack into the connectivity system, they then have access to all the car’s other ECUs because there is currently no physical or electronic barrier between them.


Many motorists do not know it, but it is likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday proposed long-delayed regulations requiring auto manufacturers to include event data recorders - better known as "black boxes" - in all new cars and light trucks beginning Sept. 1, 2014. But the agency is behind the curve. Automakers have been quietly tucking the devices, which automatically record the actions of drivers and the responses of their vehicles in a continuous information loop, into most new cars for years.

NHTSA estimates that 96 percent of all 2013 model year cars already have event data recorders as standard equipment.


My biggest problem with smart metres is how hackable they are. The entire N American energy grid is vulnerable. Now all new vehicles too.
01-10-2014, 05:54 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Best to stick with vehicles made pre 1985, with no on board computers. And better yet, a diesel can take an EMP and keep running.

01-10-2014, 12:55 PM #3
Ruby Wolf Member
Posts:10,786 Threads:721 Joined:Oct 2012
So some real life real time real sicko computer hackers could take control of peoples newer modern cars and cause them to break down and crash from their friggin lap tops while laying on a beach hundreds and thousands of miles away?!

Like what the f##k?! in other words like wow what the f##k?!

If thats true and even possible to do so yet its the ceos of the trillion dollar auto insurance companies and the scientists of the trillion dollar auto manufacture and repair companies who have and or will hire and train them to do so imofo...
01-10-2014, 05:21 PM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,775 Threads:1,181 Joined:Feb 2011
I know new cars are equipped with ignition locks the loan co. can turn off if you don't make payments.
01-10-2014, 05:47 PM #5
j browsing Member
Posts:5,156 Threads:1,098 Joined:Jul 2012
thanks I am getting a new one soon..damned.gif

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
01-10-2014, 08:28 PM #6
Ruby Wolf Member
Posts:10,786 Threads:721 Joined:Oct 2012
(01-10-2014, 05:21 PM)Shadow Wrote:  I know new cars are equipped with ignition locks the loan co. can turn off if you don't make payments.
No more repo people in the future? soon to be reality if you stop making payments they'll just remotely drive your car back to the dealer whether or not your in it?! and now I'm really starting to think that "they" are watching and listening to "us" through our wide flat screen televisions that "they" advertise for "us" to but so badly and so one of these days i'm gonna carefully take one of those f###ers apart and have a really close look around inside...



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