The Greatest Hits of Hacks [Video]

Avi Rubin, professor of computer science and director of Health and Medical Security Lab at Johns Hopkins University, gives us a run-down of some incredible hacks and attacks that he and others in the field of computer security have managed to successfully perform.

It’s pretty terrifying that they manage to hack everything from getting a car to indicate it’s going slower on the speedometer than it actually is to measuring fluctuations in the accelerometer of a smartphone next to your keyboard to find out what’s being typed on that keyboard to getting internal defibrillators to shock your heart (and kill you).

WARNING: May make you wish you were Amish.

[Via TED]


One Response to The Greatest Hits of Hacks [Video]

  1. Cyborg – Cybernetic Organism, a being that has technology implanted into their being, part organic, part machine. CyberLegs, CyberOptics, CyberAudio…. nowhere does this have anything to do with being online.

    Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.

    That is where the term came from. Neuromancer, 1984. That is a VIRTUAL SPACE. A 3 dimensional 'reality' you move through. First person shooters are Cyberspace. Flight sims are Cyberspace. VRML is Cyberspace. Web pages are not. That's just a file on a remote hard drive retieved via a contrived menu.

    May as well talk about eating Sodium. Yeah, you go right ahead and ingest sodium, saliva is mostly water, and sodium and water don't play nice.

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