New York – Hacking a car is not a new field, but the secret of ‘success’ steal grounded sophisticated control of the car during the closed meeting. recently, two peratas successfully decode software commonly used among others by car thieves to disable siatem safety and escape easily incarannya car.
Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, the two hackers, said they would publish details of engineering blueprint to attack the security system in the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape. This 100-page findings compiled after several months of research they conducted with a grant from the U.S. government Sserikat.
Two “white hats” – the nickname for hackers who try to uncover software vulnerabilities before criminals can exploit them – also will release software that they built for hacking a car in a hacker convention in Las Vegas this week.
They say they found a way to force Toyota Prius brake suddenly at a speed of 80 miles per hour, determine the direction of the steering wheel, to speed up the machine. They also say that they can disable the brakes of the Ford Escape at very slow speeds, so the car continued to move no matter how hard the driver depresses the pedal.
Both men said they hope the data they publish will encourage other white hat hackers to uncover security flaws more advanced automotive products that can be fixed.
“I believe the 100 eyes of security researchers more powerful than the eyes that are in Ford and Toyota,” said Miller, a well-known security expert who was formerly known Twitter reveals burglary of Apple Inc. App Store.
Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman John Hanson said the company is reviewing its security systems car after referring to their findings. He said the automaker to invest in electronic security, although they acknowledge hackers continue to find loopholes.
“It is impossible to do,” said Hanson, referring to the newly exposed hacking. “Certainly we take it seriously.”
Being a spokesman for Ford Motor Co., Craig Daitch, said the company considers the vehicle electronic security seriously. But he guarantees that the product is now in the hands of consumers is equipped with adequate safeguards.