Hackers Find Way To Attack Car Computer Systems At Speed

Posted: Aug 12 2010, 3:20pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 4:11pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

Hackers Find Way to Attack Car Computer Systems at Speed
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Just about any computerized device is susceptible to hacking of one form or another. We have seen exploits that can trick and ATM into spitting out all its money and a myriad of hacks for other computer systems and networks.

We all know that many of the cars on the road today have lots of computerized systems and those computer control everything from the fuel and electronics on down. A group of university researchers has found a way to hack the computer systems on a car with access via wireless tire pressure sensors.

The team discovered what they call the "secret knock" on their test car and used that to gain access to the system. Once in they were able to send fake warning messages and eventually fried the computer in the test car. They were able to do all that while driving at almost 70mph on the highway.

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