Session Details

Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08+00:00

Talking Cars: From Can't to CAN

Presented by: Samuel Hollifield
Time: Tuesday, Jan. 08, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Talking Cars: From Can't to CAN Modern vehicles are critically vulnerable. They rely on many electronic computers and sensors which communicate by broadcasting critical information over many Controller Area Networks (CANs). Previous research has shown that a vehicle’s network has dangerous implications—hackers can collect data from remote vehicles and even disrupt vehicle control. Despite the relative simplicity of the network, there is a steep learning curve which can serve as a barrier of entry for would-be researchers and developers. Moreover, many interfaces and tools to communicate with a vehicle’s CAN are expensive and difficult for a novice to use. In lieu of traditional interfaces, many developers opt for the do-it-yourself route and build their own devices with clever programming and a single-board computer. This pre-compiler will focus on the nuts-and-bits of CAN including construction of an automotive Raspberry Pi interface which will be used to read, inject, and analyze the properties of a vehicular network.​ Attendees will get hands-on experience building the interface and interacting with automobiles, starting with physical construction of the device up to implementing basic CAN functions with Python libraries. After the workshop concludes, attendees will have the option to take their Raspberry Pi interface home and begin exploring their own vehicles!* *Requires ticket/waiver. Not held responsible for bricking, DMCA violations, or accidents. Void where prohibited.

Room: Indigo BayTags: Hardware, Python, SecurityLevel: Introductory and overview