Songs can be used to hack cars

Car hackerSome researchers studying the different methods on how to gain access to computer systems featured in modern cars have discovered that it is possible to hijack a car through its stereo – by letting the CD player read a song infected with a Trojan horse. While users listen to Trojan-infected songs, the malicious software can rewrite the firmware of the car’s stereo system to give hackers a way to access the vehicle. The scary part is that something as innocuous as a song could be used to trigger such events. And let’s not forget how easily songs can be shared and spread across file-sharing networks on the internet.

(Via Ubergizmo.)