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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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      niteflyr39
      • 2 Years Ago
      Remember as kids using your remote control car to jump, crash and run over things. Well just imagine now crazy hackers using cars to do the same thing. Just hope your not in it when they do.
      Phyllis
      • 2 Years Ago
      The big insurance agencies are asking people to use a device to plug into your cars computer so they can track your movements They say it is to save you money, now way I am going to let them follow my movements, there are enough agencies doing that without your car insurance doing it as well.
      • 1 Year Ago
      got in an accident new car audio recording goes off with airbag to start recording gave gps location of accident as well as speeds too much info
      • 1 Year Ago
      Legalized hacking... a whole new form of Industry creaton out of the need for greed.... wonderful...NOT.
      aegoldlaw
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hacking a car just wasn't a threat a few years back. Now it is. In addition the device shown isnt the problem for most of us. What you have to worry about is data recorders. I assure you that within a few years a cop will be able to scan your car and get the data as to where you were speeding and how fast you were going. Insurance comapnies will also use real or altered data to deny coverage
        M
        • 2 Years Ago
        @aegoldlaw
        Isn't that pretty much what the insurance company with "Flo" the spokesperson is advocating with the device you attach to the port and determine if they give a discount? If you try one of their devices, do "they" keep the data that is collected/uploaded? Is that data made available (for a small fee of course) to other insurance companies? (Let's think a little bigger... maybe to health and life insurance companies too? Maybe you called in sick at work 'after a car accident', and the boss/HR can check on that?) Back in the days of actual chart recorders, one of a company's trucks hit some debris in the road, jumped a curb and hit a utility pole. The chart "showed" a 90MPH spike at the time of the accident, so the company was interested in calling the employee on the carpet, and having him pay for all the damages, UNTIL the street where the mishap occurred was shown to be only 2 1/2 city blocks long... (proving 90MPH was unattainable). It became pretty obvious the "spike" was from one of the impacts (debris or pole). Guess what? Impacts have an effect on electronic devices too, (besides actual permanent damage). An "impact" or "shock" WILL temporarily mess up the crystal oscillator that provides the clocking signal to the electronics. That can, and does, scramble the 'computers' and sensing info for a (hopefully) short time. Sometimes it doesn't matter, sometimes the 'computer' can go into neverland and not recover, and requires 'rebooting' to get back to normal, (i.e. turn it off, then back on again), or additional hardware would cause the 'computer' to automaticly restart a recovery routine, (extra cost, and car companies do NOT want to add extra costs/complexity to their vehicles). I've done embedded S/W and systems work for over a decade BTW.
      England
      • 2 Years Ago
      Much to do about nothing....unfortunately I get attracted to these so called ie: information I need to know, or just can't live with-out things from AOL, after opening it.....there's usually nothing to them.....come on....sometimes the by-lines that AOL highlights....so to speak....advertises.....is never addressed or discussed.....it's like opening up a box of Cracker Jacks and there isn't any prize and like some of the comments below...A WASTE OF MY TIME....but then again that's my opinion....thanx for listening or reading or me wasting ya'lls time !
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here we have it folks, nothing belongs to us alone anymore ! now we have unknowns riding with us weather we want them to or not in our business stalking our every move in every way possible :-( all of this is for they`re benefit only not ours trust & believe .
      Paul
      • 2 Years Ago
      How can you block this? How about wrapping the device iwith foil?
      FanOfDaleJr2004
      • 1 Year 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.
      Mary
      • 1 Year Ago
      Theoretically, anything with a computer could be hacked...your pacemaker, your car, your insulin pump...
      • 1 Year Ago
      OH MY GOD.I THINK THIS IS REAL
      chefjohnp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Brace for a crash and burn. Where are we heading with all this garbage? Take a long look at what we really need to live, and you'll save money and perhaps be a lot more happier.
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