posted on May, 18 2010 @ 04:54 AM
It would be a lot of work, and vary between models of cars, but I can see this scenario as being realistic. It's way beyond the effor a casual
hacker would put in, though.
To gain precise control over the device (as opposed to just scrambling signals, which can still cause havoc, but an unpredictable sort) I would think
you'd need to do some reverse engineering on the ECU, to figure out how it responded to certain inputs, or find out what code was on the ECU, or
otherwise spend some time learning the device first. It's not going to be a five minute hack, so I wouldn't worry about your cars being hacked yet,
unless you've made an enemy of some very powerful, very determined types of people. For instance, I could maybe see the CIA doing this to someone
they didn't like, but that 15 year old haxor down the street probably won't be doing this.