Hacker Disables More Than 100 Cars Remotely

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Ocky, Mar 19, 2010.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/03/hacker-bricks-cars/
     
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    Interesting story and all, but I don't understand why they put the word "hacker" in there. There was no hacking involved. It was misuse of a system already in place. Does logging on with a co-workers password make him a "hacker"? I'd expect that kind of sensationalism from the Times or Fox, but Wired should know better.
     
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    That's the complaint I've seen on other sites about this story. Sensationalistic crap. Most "Hacker" stories are though. o_O
     
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    You're right. It's like if a computer is in any way remotely involved in some aspect of a crime the press slaps the word "hacker" on it. It's like they're from the dark ages... they might as well just call it "witchcraft" and "devilry", simple fear mongering.
     
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    Yeah, 'hacker' sure is a misnomer - I found it rather funny in a morbid kind of way. :p
     
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    surely logging in to another employees account is called unauthorized access?
    wonder how he got the login details of the other employee thou
     
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    Other employee could have been a friend, or maybe they had their logon info on a sticky note on their monitor or some kind of stupidity like that. Not very uncommon.
     
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