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Out Of Control: The Truth About Car-Hacking

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With technology what it is and what it will be tomorrow, next week, next year…

Hacked

Things that were once unthinkable are now realities. The concept of a child’s remote control car, is now a frightening reality for adults in a digitized computer age.

There was little talk of this until the death of journalist Michael Hastings.

Now the internet is abuzz with discussions and debates over the possibility his car had been car-hacked. While many roll their eyes over such an idea, some pretty respectable people show us that maybe instead of rolling our eyes, we should open them to the possibility.

Forget About Backseat Drivers, It’s Off-site Drivers You Need To Worry About

Hackers abound and are getting ever more creative and dangerous. A casual drive can now become a hellish death compliments of a laptop or smart device. and a code breaker.

I don’t think any of these people are conspiracy theorists…

McAfee

According to the Business Insider, back in August of 2012, McAfee hired famous computer hacker, Barnaby Jack, to hack into cars.

Forbes

Recently Forbes got together with some hackers to show us how car-hacking is done.

DARPA

DARPA funded researchers are able to take-over control of a Toyota Prius and a Ford Escape using only a laptop.

So It’s NOT Impossible…

Richard Clarke, Former National Security Czar

There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers” — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car.

“…you don’t knock down a conspiracy theory until you can prove it

. And in the case of Michael Hastings, what evidence is available publicly is consistent with a car cyber attack. And the problem with that is you can’t prove it.”

Is this just an interesting coincidence? Now someone else has died. Remember where I started with Barnaby Jack? Is it related? Yes…No…Maybe…?

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4 comments on “Out Of Control: The Truth About Car-Hacking

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  2. phaerygurl
    July 29, 2013

    Yikes! I wonder if only newer cars can be car-hacked (as in the computer chip holding car keys). So maybe older cars can’t be hacked? Either way, control is a big issue at the heart of this.

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