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Hackable smart car wash systems can hurt people

28
Jul
2017
Hackable smart car wash systems can hurt people

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Two years after researchers Billi Rios and Terry McCorkle first flagged serious vulnerabilities in automatic, smart car wash systems by US manufacturer PDQ, the company is finally acknowledging the danger.

What changed since the initial discovery?
Rios, founder of Whitescope, and researcher Jonathan Butts, founder of QED Secure Solutions, have managed to finally prove that the vulnerabilities can be exploited in a live setting (in their case, a car wash facility in Washington), and that they could lead to car damage and, more importantly, injury or loss of life of customers.

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