Yesterday the feds shut down MegaUpload. They've also seized an awful lot of the founders' possessions, including Kim "Dotcom" Schmitz's rather expensive car collection. Here's what towing away his millions of dollars of cars looks like.
Sharing site MegaUpload was shut down by the feds earlier today and its founder Kim "Dotcom" Schmitz was arrested over allegations that his site hosted pirated media. Schmitz also had over $6 million in luxury cars seized. Cars with extremely conspicuous plates proclaiming him, among other things, a "God." Or "The"…
Last week we showed you how a developer had hacked Siri to operate his internet-connected thermostat. But that's not cool. Starting your car using Siri, now that's cool.
According to a report by U.S. computer security software-maker McAfee, increasingly computer-dependent cars could soon become a hacker target. But software-selling fear-mongering only masks the real threat: It's you.
Car dealers, like other businesses, are now a target of overseas hackers looking to make quick money. Why? They're easy prey.
As automakers stuff more electronics into vehicles, they're also created opportunities for do-it-yourself programmers to swap factory controls for more impressive devices. That's what Ed Zarick has done with the homebuilt setup he calls the Jeeputer.
Modern smart keys use radio frequencies to let drivers unlock and start a vehicle without fumbling with a key fob. Now European researchers have found such systems can be hacked, letting thieves easily steal your car.
A team of university researchers has been able to hack into a car's warning systems via wireless sensors, sending fake tire pressure messages at highway speeds and eventually frying an onboard computer. The dawn of the carhacker approaches.
CarShark's a computer program that'll let someone hack into a car's onboard computer system to kill the brakes, disable the engine, blast music and otherwise wreak electronic havoc. It's both clever and absolutely frightening. Here's how it works.
Hackers in Grand Forks, North Dakota of all places have hit on a clever Trojan Horse: using a fraudulent parking ticket to direct unsuspecting motorists to their virus laden websites.
Security researcher Nate Lawson has found that the California Bay Area's FasTrak toll transponders have some significant privacy problems. The RFID devices are designed to receive and transmit data to allow for stop-free tollways, but Lawson's research found that someone with the right know-how and an RFID reader…