"Cars hacked through wireless tire sensors"

dan at geer.org dan at geer.org
Wed Aug 11 01:04:06 EDT 2010

 | Unlike the work earlier this year, these attacks are more of a  
 | nuisance than any real danger; the tire sensors only send a message  
 | every 60-90 seconds, giving attackers little opportunity to compromise  
 | systems or cause any real damage. Nonetheless, both pieces of research  
 | demonstrate that these in-car computers have been designed with  
 | ineffective security measures.

Of course, in a place where surveillance infrastructure
is already capitalized (think London), adding the ability
to track bluetooth tire sensors would be so easy... and
self-initializing at the toll stations where the license
plates are read and correlation between plate number and
current radio fingerprint trivially recorded.


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