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Windows 7: Cars: The next hacking frontier?

02 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I know how to defeat the GPS trackers; but the agency will know it if done.

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02 Sep 2010   #12


Uhhhhh,,,,,,,,, On-Star is calling.
They are asking from which rock you live under.

Just Kidding. :)
You got me. :)
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03 Sep 2010   #13


I am in the Automotive field and let me tell you guys something....

The TPS Systems, Tire Pressure Monitering, is the biggest headache right now for the auto manufactures. They can't get the bugs out of it to save their lives. Bosch is one of the biggest players and they are all just scratching the ol head.

There is a thing on CNET on a Toyota about the where somebody had gone into the OS for the Audio/BT/Navigation and somehow wrote a Malware to it. Toyota is stating that they, we..., have tested it beyond comprehension and cannot find it. I thinks it's a load of crap in my opinion.

The technology is only going to get better, more advanced, safer, etc. That is how everything works. It evolvs. No different than how HP doesn't stop adding new technology every other week it seems.

In my opinion, the biggest headache down the road, actually it's starting to rear it's ugly head now is the average person replacing the car's battery. There are very few cars out there now that you can simply swap the battery and have no ill effects. The computer, ECM, PCM, BPCM, etc they all have to relearn. If you do not follow the proper "Relearning" procedure then it gets wacky to say the least. The transmission is the biggest problem.

If you have a 2008 and up vehicle and have to replace the battery here is what I would do. Always maintain 12 volts at least to the vehicles system. You can buy a device that you plug into your car's cig lighter, accy plug or whatever you have that will keep your system juiced up. It's called Keep Alive Memory. They are very cheap and well worth it.

Sorry to get off topic, hope that helps!
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03 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Spot on advice! Good post.
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03 Sep 2010   #15
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

No, I think it's interesting. It's akin to when you yank the button battery out of the motherboard and the date/time/password is lost.

This will be funny down the road when someone goes to jump their car or replace the battery and when you put the key in, you'll get a message like "Hey, what's the date?" or "Who the hell are you?" or "Password Invalid".

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
As I say, a little paranoid but worth considering, John
Once you've been on the net, there is no such thing as being "A Little paranoid" nowadays...

And just this morning, I got a link to a CNet report. Volvo apparently now has "Pedestrian detection", it automatically stops the car when someone walks out in front of it and differentiates between people and objects. The commercials are on YouTube, but this a more in depth report

Is it just me, or do I see a point in time where someone will walk out in front of the car and people won't even bother to brake because they know the car will stop and they don't want to be disturbed while they are texting.
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03 Sep 2010   #16

Win7 Ultimate

What tics me off is the fact that the time is comming that you will not be able to get a car WITHOUT all the stuff to be watched and controlled...Big Brother is watching. And no, I am not parinoid.
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03 Sep 2010   #17

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Either the upcoming Chevy Volt or Chevy Cruze (maybe even both) will have an iPod app (probably a Droid app too) that can remotely start the vehicle.

Wait until hackers exploit that.
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