June 24th, 2013

Presented Without Comment

Vendetta ~ Violet Carson Rose
  • mzflux

Dr. Kathleen Fisher at DARPA, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

"These attacks involved infecting the computers and repair shop, and then having that infection spread to the car through diagnostic port or hacking into the blue tooth system, or using the cell phone network to break into the telematics unit that’s normally used to provide roadside assistance. The most ingenious attack, though used the stereo system in the car. The researchers were able to craft an electronic version of a song that played just fine in your household stereo system or on your personal computer. But when you put that on a CD and played it in the car CD player, it took over total control of your automobile. Yeah right – pretty scary, huh?"

-- Dr. Kathleen Fisher (http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/I2O/Personnel/Dr__Kathleen_Fisher.aspx)

This is why I fucking DESPISE conspiracy theories. About 99.999999% of conspiracy theories are bullshit. Every so often, however, a correlation comes along that seems beyond coincidental. Even so, there is literally nothing -- NOTHING -- you can do to prove causation without evidence. Innocent lives may have been lost, but no one with the necessary access is willing to come forward to provide more information. And so, a conspiracy is born.

Without hard evidence, all conspiracy theories eventually deteriorate into a waste of time under critical scrutiny... As they should, I suppose.

Now there's another theory to contribute to the paranoia: According to a prominent security analyst, technology exists that could've allowed someone to hack his car. Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post that what is known about the single-vehicle crash is "consistent with a car cyber attack."

Clarke said, "There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers" -- including the United States -- know how to remotely seize control of a car.

"What has been revealed as a result of some research at universities is that it's relatively easy to hack your way into the control system of a car, and to do such things as cause acceleration when the driver doesn't want acceleration, to throw on the brakes when the driver doesn't want the brakes on, to launch an air bag," Clarke told The Huffington Post. "You can do some really highly destructive things now, through hacking a car, and it's not that hard."

"So if there were a cyber attack on the car -- and I'm not saying there was," Clarke added, "I think whoever did it would probably get away with it."