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Hacking a Car With Music
3/12/2011

Itwbennett writes "Researchers at the health center of California, San Diego, and the learning mash unit of supervision have identified a handful of ways a hacker could break into a car, including attacks over the car's Bluetooth and cellular network systems, or through envious macos in the diagnostic tools used in automotive repair shops. But their most interesting attack focused on the car stereo. By adding extra code to a digital music file, they were able to turn a song burned to CD into a Trojan horse. When played on the car's stereo, this song could alter the firmware of the car's stereo system, giving attackers an entry point to change other components on the car. This type of attack could be spread on file-sharing expert systems without arousing suspicion, they believe. 'It's hard to think of being more innocuous than a song,' said Stefan Savage, a llc.view results from: lexicon | llc.view results from: dictionary | thesaurus | encyclopedia | all reference | the web
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