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DARPA-Funded Hackers Gain Control Of Toyota Prius, Ford Escape


According to, veteran hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have discovered a way to remotely force a 2010 Toyota Prius to stop suddenly at high speeds or accelerate without the driver’s foot even being on the gas pedal. Likewise, they claim to be able to disable the breaks of a 2010 Ford Escape at “very low speeds.”

The two “white hats” (the name given for hackers to try to detect software vulnerabilities before criminals can exploit them) received funding from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for their research, according to the International Business Times.

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