If you have been living under an rock for the last few days, you may have missed the news that Chrysler have recalled 1.4 million cars due to a software volubility that allows a person to crack into your cars on boarded computer and take control every system that is inside.
Read I don’t want to say this isn’t an problem because, really it is an huge problem but not as bad as the mainstream news is wanting us to believe. For one attack that is effecting Chrysler verticals an attack needs access the main USB port. I personally haven’t seen much more information about the attack in this point in time of how the attack works, but I had to bet on anything they would be using a buffer overflow attack and then injecting code into the cars on board computer, but sadly it could be even more simpler than that.
I think it is time that devices such as cars, source code should be available. I do understand intellectual property, but it is time we had access to this type of information. Because if more eyeballs are looking at the code we might not have these problems may become fewer. But sadly, I don’t see any company that has code that is part of a intellectual property allowing it to happen. The future we approach more and more we will see this type of attack, we need to come up with a way to deal with these problem responsibly.
Remember the news want us to be afraid, but as everyone should a bit of research even if you have no idea about the topic in the begin will always come out understanding more than you did.
And remember the news wants you to believe that everyone and everything is out to get you. But really that isn’t true.