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Big rigs can be hijacked and driven with software-based attacks

In a two-month-long class assignment, researchers from the University of Michigan found vulnerabilities in J1939, the standard for networking in big rigs and other large industrial vehicles, that allowed them to control the acceleration, braking, and instrument panels of their target vehicles. The attack, which will be presented next week at Austin’s Usenix Workshop on Offensive Technologies, currently requires physical access …