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Two famed car hackers claim they can save fellow tinkerers and security researchers a lot of time and money – by handing over their tools and blueprints for free. The pair boast the gear is worth over a million bucks. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek were both hackers of renown before they started working together to see if …

  1. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    So open source CAN bus management tools?

    If car makers insist on sticking everything on the same bus (not multiple independent buses) and allowing on air updates and giving the WiFi access into that network....

    Perhaps they should not be too surprised that s**t can be made to happen (and may already have).

    Wheather the world has heard the last of them on this subject is more interesting.

    One has already left Uber, the other???

  2. clocKwize

    I love reading stuff like this, absolutely fascinating. When will manufacturers of devices that are accessible over any kind of network (routers, ip cameras, clever cars, washing machines..) realise that they must do it responsibly or it will ruin their reputation and in the worst case, cause safety issues (cars crashing) or global internet fails (ip camera botnets)

    I suspect a consultancy headed by these guys is the next step. Will manufacturers just continue to bury their head in the sand and continue to hope nobody looks to hard at their systems though?

    1. Sway

      When will they learn? - Never

      So long as investors can make a quick buck these manufacturers will always find funding.

      When they get hacked they start a new company and the general public will lap up their "new" crap.

      Rinse and repeat.

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