Car Hackers ‘Take Control’ Of Toyota Prius

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Car Hackers ‘Take Control’ Of Prius

Programmers claim to taken control of a Toyota but the car company says its systems be accessed remotely.

Programmers they have hacked a car’s computer system and control of some of the vehicle’s important functions.

Charlie Miller, a security at Twitter, and Chris Valasek, who at security firm IOActive, they were able to a Toyota Prius and switch off its by installing a device under the

They said the gadget be placed in the car by anyone with a moment of physical access and that once key safety had been reprogrammed, the box could be leaving no evidence that the had been hacked.

We had full control of braking, Mr said. We disengaged the brakes so if you going slow and tried to them, they wouldn#39;t

We could turn the headlamps on and off and the horn. We had control of many of the automobile.

The research comes at a time manufacturers are installing increasingly computer systems, offering access to web services.

Some are also experimenting with technology pioneered by the likes of

However, a spokesman for Toyota Sky News it was impossible to gain to its cars#39; systems remotely and the computers it uses are robust and

He said: The demonstration involved connecting a laptop scan to the on board diagnostic (OBD II) and using it to control or override functions. A portion of the instrument was removed to enable this.

control can only be made the device is connected. After it is the car functions normally.

We don#39;t consider that to be in the sense of creating unexpected because the device must be The presence of a laptop or other connected to the OBD II port would be

Our focus, and that of the entire industry, is to prevent hacking a vehicle#39;s control system a remote or wireless device of the vehicle.

Toyota has developed very and effective firewall technology such remote and wireless

We continue to try to hack our systems and a considerable investment in state of the art RD facilities. We believe our systems are and secure.

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