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Researchers Hack Into Corvette, Disable Brakes

  • Wired, Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:26 PM

Researchers from University of California at San Diego say they can hack into thousands of cars through a device used by insurance companies to monitor vehicles' location and speed. "By sending carefully crafted SMS messages to one of those cheap dongles connected to the dashboard of a Corvette, the researchers were able to transmit commands to the car’s CAN bus -- the internal network that controls its physical driving components—turning on the Corvette’s windshield wipers and even enabling or disabling its brakes," Wired writes.

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