• Aug 5, 2013
Car Hacking With CarKnow: TRANSLOGIC 135
We head to Boston, Mass. to hack a Buick Regal with CarKnow founder Josh Siegel. CarKnow is a tech startup that uses custom hardware and software to digitally duplicate your car in the cloud. Supporting MIT's CloudThink standard, CarKnow uses data generated by the vehicle to create various applications that allow for remote control of the car via a mobile device. Does all this vehicle data present a security threat for car owners?


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      realrambo
      • 3 Days Ago
      And You are all complaining about the NSA ....
      • 3 Days Ago
      Hello All, More so Auto Techs, was told there are Connectors with different wires a Tech can purchace, and with a Smart Phone Samsung G4 and an app you can Do Engine Diagnostic with these Minimal Items vereses Using a Very costly Snap On scanner ? Anyone out there That can give me info on this ? Contact's where to buy what I need to do Diagnostics on Vehicles, For Repair purposes only..Thanks Appreciate any Info, Imput. make it a Great day
      • 3 Days Ago
      this is the dumbest device i have ever seen.
      MIKEY'S SCREEN
      • 3 Days Ago
      Nothing like putting all this on the internet so a wiz-kid hacker and get the idea to start hacking cars. Now this just puts Grand Theft Auto into a new brackett!
        • 3 Days Ago
        @MIKEY'S SCREEN
        Thought of that too. Great. The news media always helps with the crime training and tips.
      rileysrule
      • 3 Days Ago
      Techno-gadget rubbbish, marketed to those with out a brain, meant to make you believe you can't live without it.
      • 3 Days Ago
      Seems to me this would be a great way to find kidnapped victims if they have the car info...
      • 3 Days Ago
      This isn't new, we've known about this for years. Why haven't the car manufacturers fixed this?
      FanOfDaleJr2004
      • 3 Days Ago
      Just a simple car for me thank you. Forget all this computerized stuff. Turn a key=car starts. Window crank will do just fine. Cell phone, I have one, don't need a car as a phone. Today's cars, too much to go wrong. Lets get back to basics again.
      • 3 Days Ago
      The other day my car asked me if it could download my mail. I was a bit surprised to hear it ask me. I was so curious I said yes. I also knew I just deleted all but whatever one just hit my inbox. I was listening to my music on my phone and thought this is pretty creepy though. The safely factor if my car was jacked somehow, would it, could it? So anyway, the weird robotic voice said; subject line and read it, then read me my email. I love technology but am not sure I want anything like that going on.
      travelinphoneguy
      • 3 Days Ago
      Not to worry, the government has had access to your GM vehicle for years now.
        garry
        • 3 Days Ago
        @travelinphoneguy
        As a retired mechanic, I can say that you are 100% correct. As far back as the early 90's for a fact. I learned in a GM class that they already had the technology in place to turn your engine off. You could have heard a pin drop when they revealed that.
          Allen
          • 3 Days Ago
          @garry
          Wow thanks. You may be happy to know that I am still driving Lordstowns finest (lol). I have Three H-body Pontiacs that get 34 mpg highway just and run on and on.
      • 3 Days Ago
      OH MY GOD.I THINK THIS IS REAL
      Mary
      • 3 Days Ago
      Theoretically, anything with a computer could be hacked...your pacemaker, your car, your insulin pump...
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