Jim Stone, 6/26/13
Remember, for now it is just the most important people getting murdered, but if it ever comes down to a hot fight against the people you can bet your shorts that the government will use murder via car crash as the ultimate option for getting rid of the resistance. They will no doubt do it en masse. The capability is there via an always on cellular internet connection. Do you really think they won't use it?
This morning I sat thinking. Wondering what I was going to write today. Wondering how on earth we could ever fix the government monster that is now so far beyond control. I thought about Hasting's car, and the obvious electronic hijacking (which I at first did not believe) because LoudLabs messed with the video for visual appeal. But the day time shot proved the crash was real once everything was verified and double checked, and that made me wonder - WHAT kind of government do we have? What kind of monsters are in power?
How did we let them put in place a system where all cars are online all the time and open to tampering all the time, and we don't even realize it in our daily lives? That allows them to play god - kill anyone they want - HOW did we allow this to happen? Perhaps THAT is why the police are now fully authorized to shoot any driver that does not stop - so the fact that the driver could not stop never becomes known. Interesting it is that we now occasionally hear about people who led the police on a massive chase, who never had any criminal history or any history at all, and families saying there is no way the now dead driver would have ever done that . . . . . . Hmmmm . . . . . .
I then thought about Snowden, who is trapped in Russia. I thought he made it to Iceland but he did not, he is sitting in a Russian air port going nowhere. Can't Russia be a little more decent? Are all the nations really screwed that bad?
I then thought about all the shillage and backstabbing Snowden is getting now. How much the MSM is attacking him, calling him a traitor, a flunkee, a loser and all manner of other insults, while the alternative press stupidly postulates that you can't get a memory stick out of an NSA facility, that he is a psy op and a tool. And why? We are now at a time where it is out in the open that cars can be hacked and crashed, and that everything we do with a computer is stolen the moment it is done, the latter compliments of Snowden. We now know that you can have no secrets, the state is GOD, and it has the power to destroy you on a whim and kill you as well. What are we to do about it?
I'd like to clear a couple things up regarding Snowden
First of all, if anyone says you can't get a memory stick out of an NSA facility, they are assuming or dreaming. Once you become a familiar face, all you do is put your security tag up to a scanner and you are in. There are no friskings, no bag checks, NADA, you are just in, and you are out just as easily. Your security clearance does the rest. Obviously if you have a large bag or suitcase or something else of that nature they are going to look as you leave, but a memory stick? COME ON NOW, don't be stupid. There are many cameras available now on Ebay that work great and look like a keychain. You could smuggle even a conventional digital camera in and out repeatedly in a pocket. If anyone says snowden is fake because of the memory stick issue they are dreaming and totally out of touch with the day to day realities of life in an NSA facility, and I know this because I worked there in a much higher position than Snowden. And Snowden a flunkee working for a contractor? DO NOT BE STUPID. That DOES NOT HAPPEN.
I'd like to make a few things perfectly clear about remote control of modern cars
ANY car with Onstar, and all other cars manufactured after 2004 can be hijacked, but some are going to be safer than others.
How they disable the brakes - Only antilock brakes can be disabled. An antilock brake system looks for wheels that are not spinning when the brake is applied, and when it senses a wheel that is not spinning it releases the brake. To hack an antilock brake system and cause it to not allow a driver to brake, all you have to do is fool it into believing none of the wheels are spinning. The brakes will not engage.
How to keep the car running with the key out - This is possible only with cars that use electronic keys. Since the ignition switch activates when it senses the correct electrical characteristics or code in the key, all you have to do is fool the ignition control module into believing the correct conditions are met. There is no mechanical disconnect with an electronic key.
How to keep the car in gear when the driver takes it out of gear - This is possible only with electronically controlled transmissions. Nowadays, all automatic transmissions are electronically controlled. If the transmission is fooled into believing it is supposed to be engaged, it won't matter where you put the selector. The solution then is (some of the time) a manual transmission, which you can take out of gear yourself and just let the engine rev until it blows, but even a few manual transmissions have electronic control now that would make that impossible. Then there is always the clutch with a manual, which you could also push, provided there is a real cable going to that clutch and not just an electronic control.
How to rev the engine to max when the driver is not pushing the gas - This is a no brainer, electronic throttle control is now as old as the hills, and common since 1980. Fool the throttle position sensor into believing it is wide open, and the manifold pressure sensor into believing the car is at 20,000 feet elevation. Everything will open right up and it's max throttle until the crash.
The safest car will have no antilock brakes, a manual transmission, and an old fashioned solid metal key. If you have such a car, even if it is manufactured after 2004, they probably won't attempt a suicide run with it because all they can do is push the gas.
Solutions to the problem if your car is not one of the safe ones - A dashboard fuel pump switch, and a dashboard switch that can cut the power to the antilock brake system. Once the antilock brake system is not functioning, the car is designed to default to mechanical brakes. Introducing a failure into the ABS system by disabling the sensors won't work, because once hacked a totally new environment in which the sensors are irrelevant is created and the fact that the sensors are disabled won't make any difference. If you want, add a third switch for the ignition system.
If I ever end up being able to buy a car again, I will take the ultimate option - put super strong tape on both sides of the plastic part of the fuse bodies, ALL OF THEM, and connect all of that strong tape from all of the fuses together to make a loop, which a rope is tied to and attached to a lawn mower pull start handle, and have that mounted to the underside of the steering column. The moment I notice the car getting wanky, I can pull the handle and rip every single fuse out at the same time. That way I won't void the warranty with any safety modifications.
It's a sad world we live in when the government can pretty much murder anyone they wish. There is no doubt Hastings was murdered, but I think that with a few precautions your modern car can be made safe against a government hack. Remember, for now it is just the most important people getting murdered, but if it ever comes down to a hot fight against the people you can bet your shorts that the government will use murder via car crash as the ultimate option for getting rid of the resistance. They will no doubt do it en masse. The capability is there, via an always on cellular internet connection. Do you really think they won't use it?