Hackers demonstrate Toyota Prius hijacking on video

By Jesse
Aug 7, 2013
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  1. The two hackers who last month announced plans to reveal details concerning how to hack a Toyota Prius and Ford Escape have gotten together with Andy Greenberg from Forbes to demonstrate the technique and just how much trouble they can...

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  2. Nobina

    Nobina TechSpot Booster Posts: 357   +69

    They shoul've activated airbag to freak him out.
  3. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 194   +24

    Now make an app for it!
    avoidz and Jesse like this.
  4. domyz

    domyz Newcomer, in training

    You have to be inside the car to do that, so what's the point? Hitting the driver in the face and turn the steering wheel is a more efficient way to crash a car since early 1900.
  5. domyz

    domyz Newcomer, in training

    I'm a tuner and we can mess with parameters of subaru, mitsubishis that are in movement. You can activate ABS solenoid, make the engine go crazy in one easy programming. It's called livemapping. I don't know what's up with all this surprise for the prius.
  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 552   +79

    Lol nice domyz its like you had a conversation with yourself....
    avoidz likes this.
  7. trparky

    trparky Newcomer, in training Posts: 66   +7

    Yes, they say in the video that in order to hack the car you still need physical access to the car's internal computer systems. But there's talk about how cars of the future are going to be "smart cars" in the sense that they will connect to the Internet via cell phone 4G data networks to allow you to get streaming music over the radio, streaming video in the backseat for the kids in the back, or even directions for the heads-up display.

    What would happen if someone were to hack a car over the car's data connection? From the looks of it, that may very well be possible.
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,603   +80

    Amateur hour here with these 3 guys playing around with car electronics systems in a reckless matter. First to come out with it now going to have more try to do the same thing and cause panic with Prius drivers. I am sure other vehicles on the road have the same type of pre-programmed system controlling everything.
  9. You know what's f***ing sad about it ? Those guys are having fun with hacking cars with money limitlessly supplied by Defense Department. Now it's all about research (no harm attached) but in the future those guys will be enjoying their life on the beach and others be getting killed (will they give a f**k afterwards?).
  10. Why don't these hackers hack my power/phone bills so I can save more? :)


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