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Your Car Wash Is (Also) a Vulnerable Computer

Posted on Jul 29, 2017 10:27:07 AM by Gage Roland in 2017, in black hat, in blackhat, in Cars, in Cyber Security Degree, in defcon, in hacks

Your Car Is a Vulnerable Computer

Last October I talked about Andy Greenberg, senior writer for Wired, Charlie Miller, security engineer for Twitter, and Chris Valasek, director of vehicle safety research at Idactive creating an informative video to show how the safety features in cars can be hacked through the internet. You can see that here. I come to you nine months later with more interesting news; now you can drive your hacked car through a hacked car wash that will destroy your car and trap you in there.

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Your Car Is a Vulnerable Computer

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 2:16:30 PM by Gage Roland in Hacking, in Cars, in Cyber Security Degree, in Network Security

"If you got nothing to hide, you got nothing to fear" is the worst sentence I've heard in my twenty-two years of existence. Not enough users take security seriously, and the popular excuse is "I have nothing interesting. I don't care if they see my cat pictures and memes" or "if they want to hack into my webcam and watch me stare at the screen what can they do with that?"

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