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Article: "HAL Is My Co-Pilot" or, why AutoPilot is going to save lives

Discussion in 'Model S' started by eco5280, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Blu Zap

    Blu Zap Grinning member

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    Good read. Thanks Eco.
     
  2. Victory

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    Interesting read, though I'm not entirely convinced

    I read that at a hacker conference in Las Vegas, someone was able to successfully hack into a vehicle and slam on its brakes remotely. That kind of stuff scares me
     
  3. eco5280

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    #4 eco5280, Nov 18, 2014
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    I wouldn't worry. From the article about the hacked car from the Vegas conference: "While they discovered numerous potential exploits, they also found the hacks needed to open the cars’ computers to mischief to be time-consuming, expensive, and difficult. Don’t expect your Bluetooth-enabled 2015 Cadillac Escalade — vulnerable though it may be to theoretical attacks — to be maliciously transformed into a spam botnet ..." They are basically saying that it takes so much time and money and effort that maybe a dignitary's vehicle might be a target but nobody else. And if cars started getting hacked, the mfr's would recall them and add a simple AES-256 pass or two and add a few decades to the hacking time :)
     

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