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The Car Hacker's Handbook For Deeper Understanding Of Embedded Systems In Modern Vehicles

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The Car Hacker's Handbook: A Guide for the Penetration Tester by Craig Smith

Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Think infotainment and navigation systems, Wi-Fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations that aim to make driving more safe and convenient. However, vehicle technologies haven not kept pace with today's more hostile security environment, which might leave millions of cars vulnerable to attack.

The Car Hacker's Handbook will give you a profound understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN (Controller Area Network) bus and between devices and systems.

Once you have an understanding of a vehicle's communication network, you will learn how to intercept data and perform specific hacks to track vehicles, unlock doors, glitch engines, flood communication, and more. With a focus on low-cost, open source hacking tools such as Metasploit, Wireshark, Kayak, can-utils, and ChipWhisperer, The Car Hacker's Handbook will show you how to:

  • Build an accurate threat model for your vehicle
  • Reverse engineer the CAN bus to fake engine signals
  • Exploit vulnerabilities in diagnostic and data-logging systems
  • Hack the ECU and other firmware and embedded systems
  • Feed exploits through infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems
  • Override factory settings with performance-tuning techniques
  • Build physical and virtual test benches to try out exploits safely

If you are curious about automotive security and have the urge to hack a two-ton computer, make The Car Hacker's Handbook your preferred choice. 

A Comprehensible Guide to Controller Area Network by Wilfried Voss

A Comprehensible Guide to Controller Area Network by Wilfried Voss represents the most thoroughly researched and most complete work on CAN available in the marketplace.

Controller Area Network (CAN) is a serial network technology that was originally designed for the automotive industry, especially for European cars, but has also become a popular bus in industrial automation as well as other applications.

The CAN bus is primarily used in embedded systems, and as its name implies, is a network technology that provides fast communication among microcontrollers up to real-time requirements, eliminating the need for the much more expensive and complex technology of a Dual-Ported RAM.

This book provides complete information on all CAN features and aspects combined with a high level of readability.