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Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by Linux64, Jul 28, 2013.
Watch DARPA Hackers Take Control Of A Toyota Prius
I hope those hacks can't be done remotely.
I'm sure they can, since the DARPA guys were in the back seat using laptops not physically connected to the car.
However, considering the dash was torn apart, there may have been significant off-camera prep work to make the car "hackable"
Needless fear-mongering. All hacks currently require direct, physical access to the car.
That said, I would make sure your Tesla password is LONG. Complexity doesn't matter as much as length. You don't enter it that often. And put a passcode lock on your phone =)
"Other forms of hacking referenced in the article require physical OBD-II pass-through devices or trojan-horse-type security breeching programs loaded into the car via an encoded file on a CD or USB drive. "
Regrettably, that's not correct. Schneier on Security: Hacking Cars Through Wireless Tire-Pressure Sensors . That was in 2010, and I know that the state of wirelessly hacking cars has advanced since then, but I'm not sure how much of it has been published.