Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Have you hacked a Ford lately?

You'll be able to after a presentation at the DEFCON 21 security conference:

We will first cover the requisite tools and software needed to analyze a Controller Area Network (CAN) bus.

Secondly, we will demo software to show how data can be read and written to the CAN bus.

Then we will show how certain proprietary messages can be replayed by a device hooked up to an ODB-II connection to perform critical car functionality, such as braking and steering.

Finally, we'll discuss aspects of reading and modifying the firmware of ECUs installed in today's modern automobile...

[That old Clunker is looking better and better...]