Hacker Disables Autos: Sci-Fi Reality?

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    Isn't it a reassuring thought, that your car can potentially be hacked via satellite? Will we have to run anti-virus software and firewalls on our vehicles, now?

    Reminds me of...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAK2PVKio0g"]Ghost in the Shell[/ame]
     
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    The government would like nothing more than to wire your vehicle with a "black box" and that is just getting started.
     
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    Having an old car seems to be teh only solution to that.
     
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    I'd like to the government to use this idea to disable the car of anyone who didn't pay his taxes or was driving too fast or was doing any of a number of things he shouldn't be doing.

    Finally, we have the basis of effective law enforcement. The car's device could be cross-referenced to the license number. When a cop saw a bad guy, all he'd have to do is key the license number to turn-off the car.
     
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    Technology is good..........but it has a 'dark side' such as absolute monitoring or control, if needed. The digital age has brought with it a multitude of issues that some would call a privacy issue, some call control, and some call just plain 'Big Bro'.

    Vehicles, that have the "tracking package" all in the name of health and safety have a few Pros, but the Cons are, that your driving habits can be monitored. Speed, direction, altitude and of course exact location. And remember, you can talk back and forth through the local repeaters,if needed,supplied by those services, linking that communication via either land line or satellite, but, no one would use that for eavesdropping dropping now, would they?

    Law enforcement eventually will use this as a means of issuing speeding tickets, government may use it for tracking, states may use it for a "Road Use" tax, miles driven etc.

    With digital radios, usually advertised as "HD RADIO" (funny) for local terrestrial reception, digital television either cable or OTR, (over the air) transmissions will eventually be most or all subscription service. Many are free now, but like satellite radio and television, you pay to use.Also cable TV really needs no outside companies to 'rate' programs, they already know who watches what, when and for how long, in real time, if your using one of their boxes.

    There are many other uses coming to a place near you. Unfortunantly also there are many people (hackers) who love to cause chaos, and disruption of services, the digital age has made it very easy to accomplish that goal.
     
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    thats the trouble with trusting to much info to foreigners.
     
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    Which is why the environuts were allowed to change the coolant in auto AC's; now if you have an older car you'll suffer from not being able to have the AC fixed, thus encouraging you to obtain a hackable car.
     
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    old people talking about hacking and electronics in general is always amusing.
     
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    And you are?
     
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