Defcon this year features Car Hacks

With vehices going more on computerized system, it becomes very easy to hack into the Vehicular systems and control them via a patched Laptop. All this has been fantasy of Hollywood movies until now what white hats Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have claim to have done.

In the upcoming Defcon, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are set to release a 100-page paper at the annual hacker conference in Las Vegas, on hacks that overtake both Toyota and Ford automotive systems will be positioned front and center. All this has been the result of a multi-month project that was funded by the US government, so the exploits will not be made public, instead given to the automakers so that they can patch things up before any black hats discover it.

With their patched rig Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek were able to force a Prius to brake suddenly at 80 miles an hour, jerk its steering wheel, and accelerate the engine, disable the brakes of a Ford Escape moving at slow speed.

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