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Hacking Internet-connected trucks and buses

10
Mar
2016
Hacking Internet-connected trucks and buses

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Among the things one can find with Shodan, the search engine for the Internet of Things, are trucks, buses and delivery vans that have been equipped with the Telematics Gateway Unit (TGU) device and a modem to connect to the Internet.
What’s more, security researcher Jose Carlos Norte says that this setup can be misused by malicious individuals to monitor and control these vehicles: discover their position, their speed, and so on, as well as to change some of those parameters, e.g. change the vehicle’s route, or put up a geo-fence for it (he says he does not now what such a change would cause).

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