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At next week's (July 30-Aug. 4) Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas, researchers Don Bailey and Matthew Solnik from the San Francisco security consulting firm iSec Partners will give a demonstration entitled, "War Texting: Identifying and Interacting with Devices on the Telephone Network."
They'll show how they remotely unlocked a car, started its engine and learned its GPS coordinates — all by sending a specially crafted text message to hack into the car's cellular-network-based security system
http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/tex...acks-car-1003/

    
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This is the first thing I thought of when I saw all of those car commercials advertising that you can unlock your car or start it with your smart phone. I've been creeped out by this sort of technology ever since GM started selling cars with the Onstar system.

Why do people want their cars to be as digital as possible? I prefer cars that are as analog as possible. Easy to fix. Give me a manual transmission car where the only computer on board is one that controls the fuel mixture of the engine. Other than that keep computers the hell away from my car please...
    
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...I believe the word 'sarcasm' at the end of his unedited post, clearly defines his intentions...I laughed, btw.

This is interesting, though...Imagine the things that could be done to a current vehicle in motion.

Can't see it on this monitor.

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hahaha. i see it in my quoted section tho.


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This is the first thing I thought of when I saw all of those car commercials advertising that you can unlock your car or start it with your smart phone. I've been creeped out by this sort of technology ever since GM started selling cars with the Onstar system.

Why do people want their cars to be as digital as possible? I prefer cars that are as analog as possible. Easy to fix. Give me a manual transmission car where the only computer on board is one that controls the fuel mixture of the engine. Other than that keep computers the hell away from my car please...
Use a carb and you wont need a computer at all. The thing i dislike about this technology is the abiliy for others to disable your car when you really might not want them too. Like after you "borrow" some cash from the bank and you need to get somewhere fast.
Edited by Trippen Out - 7/28/11 at 6:52am
    
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are you trying to be funny. or do you really believer there is already an app for hacking a system like the ones in a lot of these cars and also critical function plants
you need to adjust your contrast settings on your monitor, buddy.

...or u just need a better monitor.
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you need to adjust your contrast settings on your monitor, buddy.

...or u just need a better monitor.

yea. im at work with this OLD dell crt the color is scummy at best.
    
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lovely. so now car thieves can go get a $49 phone from cricket, find the website with the download to hack your locks, and steal easier.

thanks technology. *shakes head*
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Common baby, daddy needs a new car!
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This is the part that worries me:

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...What's particularly worrisome to the larger security community, Bailey said, is that the same system architecture used in the Zoombak and the car security system is also used in critical infrastructure security systems, such as those found at power plants or waste treatment facilities.
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...........this is why i pay insurance.
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Actually I am in the process of coding it, It's called Car Stealing Premier with Gps function.

Better hurry. I'm about to release "Txt and Take Pro" for android
    
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