/sys/class/gpio/Parking Brake: Hacking my car
Thursday 3:40 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Target audience: User
Modern cars come complete with an in vehicle entertainment system, which is a car sales speak for embedded Linux computer with a touch screen.
These Linux machines are typical of the rising trend of the Internet of Things; poorly maintained, out of date, insecure and tied in to the critical functioning of your purchase.
Come with me on an adventure through my car, as we pull apart the installed system, examine the security issues, extend the functionality, all the while trying really hard to not create a new-car priced brick.
Joel is a firmware and kernel hacker at IBM OzLabs. Based in Adelaide, he works on ensuring our low level bits and bytes are all upstream and up to date.