[Ovmsdev] A Car Hacking Experiment: When Connectivity Meets Vulnerability

Mark Webb-Johnson mark at webb-johnson.net
Fri Jun 29 20:34:09 HKT 2018

The paper is from 2015. I just stumbled upon it today. Not sure how relevant / useful it is, but it does make for interesting reading.

Regards, Mark

> On 29 Jun 2018, at 8:13 PM, Jakob Löw <ovms at m4gnus.de> wrote:
> No real suprises in there, but it's cool to see there is professional
> work towards OVMS and the Twizy. However I have two questions regarding
> it: 
> - When they describe brute forcing the sevcon access level protections,
> is this the new protection in Twizy's >2016? Does this mean using this
> one could tune the newer Twizy models?
> - in Chapter V section B under "Throttle Control" they describe
> reconfiguring the pedal behaviour. Could this be used whilst driving to
> implement cruise control into the T?
>> On Fri, 2018-06-29 at 17:14 +0800, Mark Webb-Johnson wrote:
>> FYI:
>> https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286931560_A_Car_Hacking_Expe
>> riment_When_Connectivity_Meets_Vulnerability
>> Interconnected vehicles are a growing commodity providing remote
>> access to on-board sys- tems for monitoring and controlling the state
>> of the ve- hicle. Such features are built to facilitate and
>> strengthen the owner’s knowledge about its car but at the same time
>> they impact its safety and security. Vehicles are not ready to be
>> fully connected as various attacks are currently possible against
>> their control systems. In this paper, we analyse possible attack
>> scenarios on a recently released all-electric car and investigate
>> their impact on real life driving scenarios. We leverage our findings
>> to change the behaviour of safety critical com- ponents of the
>> vehicle in order to achieve autonomous driving using an Open
>> Vehicle Monitoring System. Furthermore, to demonstrate the potential
>> of our setup, we developed a novel mobile application able to control
>> such vehicle systems remotely through the Internet. We challenge the
>> current state-of-the-art technology in today’s vehicles and provide a
>> vulnerability analysis on modern embedded systems.
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