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Car Hacking With CarKnow: TRANSLOGIC 135
We head to Boston, Mass. to hack a Buick Regal with CarKnow founder Josh Siegel. CarKnow is a tech startup that uses custom hardware and software to digitally duplicate your car in the cloud. Supporting MIT's CloudThink standard, CarKnow uses data generated by the vehicle to create various applications that allow for remote control of the car via a mobile device. Does all this vehicle data present a security threat for car owners?
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angelica

hay bendito i miss you guys

October 26 2013 at 1:04 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
angelica

hey missy you did not show up to work we need to talk about that

October 26 2013 at 1:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Debbie

Can the news get any more smarter than to tell the thiefs how to do this?

October 25 2013 at 6:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
quadstar9

got in an accident new car audio recording goes off with airbag to start recording gave gps location of accident as well as speeds too much info

October 25 2013 at 6:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mary

Theoretically, anything with a computer could be hacked...your pacemaker, your car, your insulin pump...

October 25 2013 at 6:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
XMLXtreme

Oh...good...post info to cause morw problems. Reporters do NOT know when to stop!

October 25 2013 at 5:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pjwinstead827

So nice of you to post this so all the theives will know how to do it.

October 25 2013 at 4:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dmb4499

DAMN! Now I gotta go dig up my "The Club" for my Regal.

October 25 2013 at 2:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tulsa_guy

Crap story. Your car is hackable if you hook up my module, provide a cell connection, and have a login. Cars don't have an interface from the onboard computers to the bluetooth phone modules. That is the only way your car could even be hacked, and thats about a 25 foot circle around your car.

October 25 2013 at 2:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Roy

I've heard that the latest hacker successes have been by entering the on-board tech through the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and have been able to control brakes, traction control, igniton of course. Separate from Bluetooth and OnStar systems,m and no hook-up. A few years ago it was believed that this couldn't be done, but, with almost a year of work they've achieved it.

The tpms uses transmitters and a receiver, and that's the entry point.

October 25 2013 at 4:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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tulsa_guy

The RF field range is very limited and right now no one has found a way to do anything other than flip the TPMS light on by reporting low pressure. Not saying it's not possible, but there are over 100 different TPMS systems with unique protocols. Still pretty unlikely, would take a ton of work, and wouldn't be able to do much other than flip the light or entirely crash the ecu if you could overload it. Then it would just most likely make the car stop running till reset.

October 25 2013 at 6:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
liondog96

What about the bus I take?

October 25 2013 at 2:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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