[Dailydave] Junk Hacking Must Stop!

dan at geer.org dan at geer.org
Tue Sep 23 21:14:53 EDT 2014

> Cars are the pinnacle of junk hacking, because they are meant to be in your
> garage. Obviously there is no security on car computers. Nor (and I hate to
> break the suspense) will there ever be. Yes, you can connect a device to my
> midlife crisis car and update the CPU of the battery itself with malware,
> which can in theory explode my whole car on the way to BJJ.

"Cars today are less about the functionality of wheels and transmission
and more about the total experience: music, computer integration, the
experience driving it."

   Allen Adamson, managing director of branding firm Landor Associates
   in New York, speaking of Cadillac in

--dan, whose 23 year old car has no black box, is not vulnerable
to the Electromagnetic Pulse Gun, gets 29mpg, and is simple enough
to fix without special tools

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