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Hackers Could Take Control of Your Car. This Device Can Stop Them

•, Andy Greenberg
Now they're proposing the first step towards a solution.

Last year the two Darpa-funded security researchers spent months cracking into a Ford Escape and a Toyota Prius, terrifying each other with tricks like slamming on the brakes or hijacking the vehicles' steering with only digital commands sent from a laptop plugged into a standard data port under the dash. At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas next month, they'll unveil a prototype device designed to foil the same unnerving tricks they've demonstrated: An intrusion-detection system for automobiles. "These attacks seemed serious enough that we should actually consider how to defend against them," says Miller, who holds a day job as a security researcher for Twitter. "We actually wanted to do something to help solve this problem."1

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