The Canadian Military Wants to Hack Its Own Trucks

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    The Canadian Military Wants to Hack Its Own Trucks—Before Someone Else Does

    The Canadian military is worried enemies may attack an unlikely, unseen vulnerability: the software of a car. Canada's Department of National Defense posted a notice seeking someone who could hack a government-provided vehicle and not only explain how they did it, but how to prevent it from happening again.

    According to the listing, "a car produced in 2014 may include up to 100 computers that run 60 million of lineof codes and manage 145 actuators and 75 sensors. These ECUs exchange up to 25 gigabytes of data every hour on the vehicle internal communication bus." The job posting also notes that hackers could use wired and wireless means—everything from a diagnostic cable port to a car's Bluetooth signal—to gain access to the central computer system.

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