Smart thermostats, Rabbits, and TV Pickup

In a paper titled Unintended consequences of smart thermostats in the transition to electrified heating, researchers discovered that most people don't bother changing the default heating times on these thermostats. As a result at 6am, the strain on the electricity grid peaks as every thermostat clicks on. Akin to launching an inadvertent DDoS attack. Of … Continue reading Smart thermostats, Rabbits, and TV Pickup

Rolling Pwn lets you drive a Honda without the keys!

The Rolling Pwn vulnerability can be used against some keyless Honda's to unlock, start and drive off.  It allows you to eavesdrop on a remote key fob from about 100 feet away (which for my American friends is the distance from pitchers mount to the outfield grass).  On Twitter, @RobDrivesCars replicated the bug in a nice video … Continue reading Rolling Pwn lets you drive a Honda without the keys!