Hacked! Researchers Remotely Take Control of a 2013 Corvette
It’s clear now that those high-tech Jeep infotainment systems aren’t the only ones vulnerable to being hacked.
A group of researchers from the University of California at San Diego have found a way to remotely control some of the functions on a 2013 Corvette. And even scarier, it didn’t require some well-planned, high-tech, high-dollar computer setup to pull it off.
Nope, not at all.
The researchers accomplished the hack with one of those 2-inch square gadgets used by insurance firms and trucking companies to monitor the location, speed, and fuel efficiency of vehicles, as highlighted in a recent Wired report. Sending what’s described as a “well crafted” SMS message to the device, the researchers were able to hack into the Corvette’s CAN bus and take control of the car’s windshield wipers and disable the brakes, which you can see in the video below.
Although, the researchers chose to use a Corvette (likely to garner more media attention), they claim that practically any modern car is vulnerable to the SMS attack with the ability to take control of locks, steering, or transmission as well.
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