Funny isn't it...
How everyone is so very sorry when they are caught.
Not that they seem to be all that sorry, but you know what I mean.
Anyone with $100 spare for electronic components, and some technical skills, can wirelessly track, unlock, and start General Motors cars that have OnStar fitted, it is claimed. OnStar is a cellular service that piggybacks AT&T's cellphone network to connect vehicles to the internet: equipment in the car connects to the 'net …
Very impressive that he could 3D print the entire lockpicker, presumably including the stepper motor, the solenoid, the wiring, and the Arduino microcontroller circuit card assembly.
How much is a cartridge of Arduino Paste anyway?
Oh, by the way, did he 3D Print this latest project? The 'OwnStar'?
But not quiiiiite that seriously to do a good job the first time around.
Hmm, unless you have more information that has not been expressed in the reporting that strikes me as an unfair assumption. Have you ever had a pause in the endless stream of Windows security updates since Windows 3.1? Never had any Android and iOS apps updates?
Mistakes are made, and it is a good sign that GM is actively engaged with the researcher to address the problems. I am probably not the only one who would worry about remote controlled locks and ignition, but that is a conceptual issue - if you don't want that, don't buy a car with OnStar. It's a bit like that Mercedes rescue system - don't have it installed if the ability to be overheard without your knowledge bothers you.
I suspect this is not the last problem we see unearthed, and I think it is better to see this as positive than create so much noise that companies are tempted to hide such things from us instead of fixing them.
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It would be best not have have a body part near a suddenly moving, hot or electrified component when the car unexpectedly starts. It would also bad to have the car run its engine inside an unventilated space or where the fumes can leak into residential space.
It's easy: don't put these sort of systems in places they don't belong.
The vast majority of car journeys contain only the driver, who has exactly no need of a wireless internet within the car. Of the rare occasions where passengers are carried, how often will said passengers require the use of a device which does not of itself have internet connectivity?
Start making cars which are transport devices and not mobile hotspots. And start that by restricting the essential operational and security functions to their own private wired networks.
thought it would be a good idea connecting car control systems to the internet should be taken out of the factory to the sheds round the back and given a damn good kicking.
You dont do it in aerospace stuff because a hack to the control systems can kill people... so why allow it in cars?
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