Big rigs can be hijacked and driven with software-based attacks


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/02/big-rigs-can-be-hijacked-and-d.html


#2

I may never live long enough to figure out who the rascals were that Skynet sent back in time to convince automakers to replace physical accelerator cables with hackable software-based drive-by-wire technology. “Uncommanded acceleration” should never have been a thing.

We’re gonna have one hell of a time keeping our GoogleCars safe from the black hats, aren’t we?


#3

Where are those Maximum Overdrive gifs when I need them?


#4

There are some good ones out there…


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#6

This is a good thing. Truckers have unhealthy lifestyles and now they can work from home!

Good food, family, exercise…


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#10

Yeah, they made that cheezy movie several times.


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#12

Wake me up when they can make a bus do this


#13

Sign me up for when playing Truck Simulator is a paying job and not just an occasional amusement.


#14

Wasn’t this a Steven King novel?


#15

shit you stole my thought before I had it! :wink:


#16

The first large scale cyberwar, if it ever happens, is going to be very, very ugly. Probably much worse than a single nuclear bomb blast. Which is why as far as I understand, the US puts cyberwar, and nuclear attack, in the hands of the President.


#17

Short story, but otherwise, yeah!


#18

Some might call it “hijacking” - others might call it democracy.


#19

Relax people. They had physical access to the diagnostic port during the “hijack”.

This is in no way like the actually frightening vulnerability that caused Jeep / Chrysler to recall a million and a half vehicles.


#20

Why aren’t these hackers behind bars? Also, do they still say “big rig?”