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Car Hackers Can Kill Brakes, Engine, and More

submitted on May 14, 2010 by orangearrows in "Products / Gadgets"

Robert McMillan Robert Mcmillan – Fri May 14, 2:20 am ET

University researchers have taken a close look at the computer systems used to run today's cars and discovered new ways to hack into them, sometimes with frightening results.

In a paper set to be presented at a security conference in Oakland, California, next week, the security researchers say that by connecting to a standard diagnostic computer port included in late-model cars, they were able to do some nasty things, such as turning off the brakes, changing the speedometer reading, blasting hot air or music on the radio, and locking passengers in the car.



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