Hackers Demonstrate Unlocking Car Doors via SMS

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memadmax

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This is why I keep my cars as old and off the grid as possible.
My newest car is a pristine 1994 Ford Thunderbird.
It gets great gas mileage and it pounds the puny Toyota's or the little punk's honda rice grinder right into the ground.

Keeping up with the joneses is sometimes not a good thing.
 

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So there was a hoax years back saying you can use the phone's signal to mimic car remote to open any car and now unlocking a car with you cellphone is a reality? Epic.
 

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This is somewhat unrelated, but i still think about paul hogan whenever i read the word subaru. My first thought was he is going to need a safer place to store his hat.

But this vulnerability is almost as bad as the rfid sweep from a couple years ago, but i imagine in the case of onstar exploiting, it would be relatively easy to flag and cancel the request; thanks to the various hacking groups for bringing this type of information into the public view.
 

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[citation][nom]memadmax[/nom]This is why I keep my cars as old and off the grid as possible.My newest car is a pristine 1994 Ford Thunderbird. It gets great gas mileage and it pounds the puny Toyota's or the little punk's honda rice grinder right into the ground.Keeping up with the joneses is sometimes not a good thing.[/citation]

You've kept your car for 17 years because you knew someday car security could be hacked via SMS? You're just a regular Nostradamus.
 

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[citation][nom]memadmax[/nom]This is why I keep my cars as old and off the grid as possible.My newest car is a pristine 1994 Ford Thunderbird. It gets great gas mileage and it pounds the puny Toyota's or the little punk's honda rice grinder right into the ground.Keeping up with the joneses is sometimes not a good thing.[/citation]
Good luck picking up girls in that ancient POS car

I'll take a hackable BMW any day, that's what insurance is for.
 

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[citation][nom]longliverock1974[/nom]You've kept your car for 17 years because you knew someday car security could be hacked via SMS? You're just a regular Nostradamus.[/citation]

LMAO, great comment :D
 

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So, you skip the first line of my comment and concentrate on the age of my car.
The intelligence just ooozes out your brain.
 
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don't the need to know the phone number to be able to hack it?!
 

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I knew this day would come.
It was only a matter of time when I saw a comercial for a dude calling someone to remotely unlock his doors for him. Cars that can have any remote control of any kind is a bad idea.
 

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[citation][nom]dark_lord69[/nom]I knew this day would come.It was only a matter of time when I saw a comercial for a dude calling someone to remotely unlock his doors for him. Cars that can have any remote control of any kind is a bad idea.[/citation]
Now that I think of it I knew this would come even sooner when I saw a comercial with the car starting remotely using a phone app. That is when I KNEW these hacks would happen soon if not already.
 

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This theft aspect is one thing. The privacy thing bothers me even more. OnStar = GPS + cell = big brother. Lookout all you future OJs out there.
 
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who cares? there is a window next to my front door that can easily be broken somewhat quietly and you can be in my house in 5 seconds. honest people don't do these things and dishonest people do. it doesn't matter how many new ways there are to commit or stop crimes; there will always be crimes.
 

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Stupid but true over 2 years ago some friends and I opened a car chevrolet GM link with the system were the following steps.
1. seek the security module, remove the SIM card.
2. Connect the sim card to the computer, and verify Ki, LAI, SPN, SDN and VAS.
3.With the SIM into the computer, sending commands to open dors, etc, save the commands received.
4. Put simcard back into the security module.
5. Sent from a common cell codes. Result all GM link options.

The Israelis have better security systems and they do send a VPN over the Internet encrypted code.
 

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[citation][nom]pollom[/nom]The Israelis have better security systems and they do send a VPN over the Internet encrypted code.[/citation]BINGO. What the hell is wrong with car manufacturers? Let's see... make a security network that is not secure. Sounds like something thrown together to make money on. Scumbag shit.
 

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[citation][nom]mlopinto2k1[/nom]BINGO. What the hell is wrong with car manufacturers? Let's see... make a security network that is not secure. Sounds like something thrown together to make money on. Scumbag shit.[/citation]

Constructive much? How long has OnStar been around, and it's just now being brought to light what can be done? If It took this long for someone to find out, I'd say they did a pretty good job. Now it's just time to update, and refine.. Not bash them like ignorant teenagers/children.
 

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This is why I keep my cars as old and off the grid as possible.
My newest car is a pristine 1994 Ford Thunderbird.
It gets great gas mileage and it pounds the puny Toyota's or the little punk's honda rice grinder right into the ground.

Keeping up with the joneses is sometimes not a good thing.
so you're POS mobile is safe and off the grid but i bet repairs every year cost 10 times more than what the car is worth. good thinking there LOL
 
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