WikiLeaks: CIA May be Hacking Cars to Murder People – List of Vulnerable Cars
WikiLeaks revealed that the special intelligence services of the United States could easily cause an accident, by remotely control your car. According to data from the CIA hackers can access the electronics of the car, which monitors the satellite and the at the most convenient time for them can cause serious accidents, the goal is to be eliminated the man in the car.
The documents speak of interference with the platform QNX, and the first known case is from 2014. Curiously, the system QNX, that will execute the main interference in the electronics of the car was developed by the Canadian telecom corporation BlackBerry and is used by almost all major automotive manufacturers.
The newspaper L!FE shows which brands use QNX – and they are almost all major automakers.
This software began to develop as early as the 80s of the last century, initially used only for military equipment, and later enters in civilian vehicles. Companies which use QNX as a basis for their media, are Ford as it is called SYNC, at Audi – Virtual Cockpit, at BMW – ConnectedDrive, at Mercedes – Comand Online, and at Volkswagen – Active Info Display.
Under all these big marketing names, however, lies facilities, excellent explored and utilized by employees of the CIA.
The most vulnerable vehicle of similar cyber attacks are those of the so-called. Premium class. These cars are almost always equipped with active cruise control system to monitor the marking, etc. – All options having direct access to driving.
Given access to QNX, hackers can manage those systems and use them at their discretion.
Here are the models, according to L!FE, which are the easiest to cyber attacks:
– Volkswagen Golf
– Audi A4
– Mercedes-Benz S-Class
– Toyota Camry
– Porsche 911
– Jeep Wrangler
– Ford Fiesta
– BMW 5-Series
– Volkswagen Touareg
Cyber safety experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek prove this theory clearly last year. They show how can seamlessly engage in electronic systems of Jeep Cherokee, using the vulnerability of the multimedia.
They take control over the steering, engine, brakes, and this at a time when the car is moving at high speed. External interference in the main module of management can be done either from the SIM-card of the multimedia, or through the onboard protocol Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in your car.
In documents WikiLeaks did not identify specific CIA operations that led to crashes fatal, but according to US media, which are based on published information, the mysterious crash that killed investigative journalist from Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed Michael Hastings was caused precisely as described above.
The crash happened in 2013 when Hastings, driving its Mercedes-Benz C-Class hitting a tree for no apparent reason. Witnesses said the car suddenly accelerated sharply and unexpectedly and sharply left the roadway, stuck in the tree.
Just before his death Hastings was preparing material about former CIA chief John Brennan. In Mercedes of the journalist was also installed operating system based on QNX.
The conclusion is that if you don’t want your car to be hacked by intelligence services, it needs to buy a car without modern infotainment systems – in other words a car from the 90s.http://gizbrain.com/2017/03/13/wikileaks-cia-may-hacking-cars-murder-people-list-vulnerable-cars/https://i2.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/newswikileaks.jpg?fit=770%2C433https://i2.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/newswikileaks.jpg?fit=190%2C150TECH NEWSBlackBerry,cars,Julian Assange,QNX,security,WikiLeaksWikiLeaks revealed that the special intelligence services of the United States could easily cause an accident, by remotely control your car. According to data from the CIA hackers can access the electronics of the car, which monitors the satellite and the at the most convenient time for them can cause...Michael K.Michael K.firstname.lastname@example.orgContributorMichael K. is a writer at GizBrain. Hi guys hope you have fun here as much as I do!GizBrain - Your Tech Brain