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Tech Dread

May 26, 2010


Big Dave (OZ)
over eight years ago

I read an article on this recently:

http://news.discovery.com/tech/could-a-criminal-hack-your-cars-computer.html

They can not only unlock your car, they can also disable the brakes, and shut the engine down. So basically , we\'re fucked.

In fact, I can hack my own car, at a very basic level. I know which buttons to press when starting the car to access features on the dash that aren\'t available on my model, but are hidden in the software, waiting to be hooked up.

I also had glitch appear when a feature that isn\'t active in Australian models became active, it\'s only available on models exported to the Middle East, so they re-flashed the computer in my car. Which not only got rid of the glitch, it also made the car run better, resetting all engine parameters to original settings.