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Hacker Disables More Than 100 Cars Remotely

This is something that I did not know!

In the states there exists web-based vehicle-immobilization systems "used to get the attention of consumers delinquent in their auto payments.

And as we read here, these things can get hacked! From Wired:


By Kevin Poulsen  
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March 17, 2010

More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get the attention of consumers delinquent in their auto payments.

Police with Austin's High Tech Crime Unit on Wednesday arrested 20-year-old Omar Ramos-Lopez, a former Texas Auto Center employee who was laid off last month, and allegedly sought revenge by bricking the cars sold from the dealership.s four Austin-area lots.

Read the whole article here:

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Thursday, March 25 2010 @ 11:18 AM CET - Jerry Rocteur

For once a comment was posted that was NOT SPAM it was removed..

Username: Wouter Van Meir
Car makers already have a hard time getting the basic stuff right, they should leave stuff like this out.
What happens when you're driving on a busy road an the car stops working (maybe it doesn't stop when driving)? Or when you're parked for a short stop in the middle of nowhere/the desert? And will the hospitals like it when my parked car automatically starts honking on the parking lot?

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