The Coolest Hacks Of 2013Take a look back at security researchers' most extreme, creative, and just plain bizarre hacks this year.
Highway To Hell: Cars Get 0wned
Source: Miller and Valasek whitepaper.
There was plenty of nervous laughter at DEF CON this summer when renowned researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek showed how they were able to hack the electronics of the 2010 Toyota Prius and Ford Escape to override the cars' smart steering, braking, acceleration, engine, and other features. The researchers, who had no experience with car electronics prior to their dismantling the dashboards and figuring out the cars' networks, released the tools they built that allowed them to jerk the steering wheel out of the driver's control and to disable the brakes.
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