Mayhem Mailbag for December 11th 2012

Keeping your car secure means hiding valuables, closing windows, locking doors, and turning on your alarm if you have one. But now, there’s a security threat many car owners aren’t thinking of: hackers. Everything can be hacked. Everything — including your car.

Can your car be hacked? The short answer is yes. With the advanced features in vehicles today, cars are essentially giant moving computers, vulnerable to bugs, viruses, and hackers just like any other computer or mobile device. Self-driving cars and vehicles with advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane assist, and automatic braking are particularly at risk, but practically any vehicle made in the past several years can be seriously disabled at the hands of a hacker, take a look to the latest effuel reviews for the best engine care.

Read on to find out how your car can seemingly develop a mind of its own, whether you can expect to experience a hack, and what you can do to prevent becoming a car hacking victim.

How Hackers Can Attack Cars

Can a hacker stop your car or shut off your engine while you’re driving 70 miles per hour on the freeway? Theoretically, yes. They can do that — and much more. These are just some of the ways hackers can access your vehicle’s vulnerable systems and make driving difficult, dangerous, or uncomfortable for you:

  1. Tire pressure monitoring systems: Tire pressure monitoring systems tell drivers when their vehicle’s tires are too low or too high on pressure, offering helpful early warnings to get service. But when attacked, hackers can trigger warning lights and even remotely track vehicles through the monitoring system.
  2. Disabling brakes: You may control your brake pedal, but microprocessors in your onboard computer really make your brakes work. Hackers who get into your onboard computer can disable your brakes and even stop the engine.
  3. Manipulating vehicle diagnostics: Repair shops and dealerships today largely rely on onboard vehicle diagnostics systems to perform initial diagnosis of problems. But unscrupulous shops can manipulate your diagnostics system to make it appear that you need them to perform repairs that are not really needed.
  4. Changing the time, a song on the radio, or GPS destination: With access to your vehicle’s systems, it’s simple for hackers to make small, but important changes to your vehicle. Something as unnerving as switching your radio station could happen. They can even get into your GPS system and change the destination you’re heading to.
  5. MP3 malware: The music you listen to on your car stereo could hack your vehicle — really. Downloads with malware codes can get into your car’s infotainment system and make their way into other systems, including those that control your engine or brakes.
  6. Forced acceleration: Power locks today often have features such as automatic locking when the car is put into drive or reaches a certain speed. They can also unlock if the airbags have been deployed. Cars with interconnected systems like this are vulnerable to problems such as hackers using power locks to force a car to accelerate.
  7. Extended key fob range: Wireless key fobs today unlock car doors when the person holding them is close by. However, using radio repeaters, thieves can extend the range of the key fob, unlocking your car doors when you’re up to 30 feet away.
  8. Driving data downloads: Many vehicles, particularly those using GPS or telematics systems, record driving data. If hacked, this information could be used to exploit your privacy and even discover where you live, work, or take your kids to school.
  9. Smartphone access: Hackers may be less interested in your vehicle’s systems and more interested in your vehicle’s connected mobile phone — which can give them access to credit card information, passwords, and financial data. If they’re able to get into your vehicle’s system and find your connected mobile phone, your information may be at risk.
  10. Turning on heat in the summer or air conditioning in the winter: In extremely hot or cold climates, vehicle air conditioning systems are less about comfort and more about safety. But they are just as vulnerable to hacks as any other system. Hackers can blast hot air in the summer and even turn on seat warmers.
  11. Windshield wiper control: Windshield cleaning fluid is useful, but not when it’s released unexpectedly or continuously. Then, it can be a danger to your visibility. This system, along with your windshield wipers, can be hacked.

Mayhem Mailbag for October 16th, 2012

We love it on the Wrestling Mayhem Show when our fan’s email us and tell us what they think about the week in wrestling. So here are our fan’s thoughts in this week’s MAYHEM MAILBAG!

From Big PPC Phil
Twitter: @bigppc

Hey mayhem crew! it’s me it’s me it’s @bigppc

Tna ppv was pretty good. Jeff hardy can suck a dick for a sure. Tna attempt to keep him from going to wwe WTF, disappointing for sure. I was happy with most of the rest of show besides nobody thought that dvon would be in aces and eights. I bet he is not the leader since it was not revealed as such we will see.
Rvd new x champ is cool but weird I think hardy I more x division champ and rvd would be better for champ against Aries but whatever. The creatures of the night better be happy. What a bunch of losers, fairys, not worth my time Jeff hardy fans. What the fuck ever.
Joe won horray! Joey ryan wins hooray!
Chavo and hernendez is kind of hooray since I liked all 3 teams.
Storm vs roode was probably best match.
Hogan coming out and clearing house was pathetic I wish he could just be a gm and not a dumbass old rediculously stupid pointless individual as hogan is. He should not be in a ring competing in anyway or physically get involved. Hogan = nursing home patient

Wow what kick by Kingston on miz up there with brogue kick and WMD. He got knocked the fuck out! Man! (Chris tucker voice)
D bry and Kane good stuff per usual.
Team hell no team friendship or team fire frenzy negative Nancys

Sin cara’s blue lights on smackdown. Boooooooo! This is stupid I hope rey comes back from injury soon. No more blue light special bull shit lights. By the way rey and cara will lose el grand azula and Vladimir koslof should be still In w w e but oh well at least there is a credible u s a champ not a Italian penis salmi bull shit ass competitor.

Ryback getting a shot at punk is cool. I don’t think he is going to win but at least Cena doesn’t need to be in main event all the f’n time. First time for everything by the way Cena finally put a fellow face over but has not since zack Ryder and woo woo woo he blew it.
Prime time players best team co bros again. Santino has officially lowered zack ryder’s stock to as low as santinos stock. If you were interested you can find ryder and santinos careers in the toilet. Please flush when through. Ugh poor ryder.

Barrett vs sheamus should be main event for hell in cell not big show sorry show but it would be more entertaining in my opinion.
Referee missing leg or foot on ropes is getting old I think.

Eve was the blonde attacker lets move on. I would like Natalya to be on tv or katyln ugh or bring back aj to the ring.

Pwi 500 this year is a good read FYI.

Ziggler and otunga vs ryback is interesting. Ziggler left match so doesn’t seem like this was a real handicap match but whatever. Great it made ryback look strong against at least real superstars kind of for otunga but ya like I said whatever.

I know that there is mixed feelings about wwe 13. I per ordered my copy this week. So what is your favorite person that you are excited to play as?
What is a stable you would make in the game? And what game type or feature are you most looking forward to on the game?
I will make the nation w/ Kingston Henery, r truth, rock or united nations from wwe 12 w/ sheamus, Barrett, drew Mctyre, and william regal. I like the universe and attitude era modes and I can’t wait to use Brodus clay and Damien sandow. Your welcome.

Till next time it’s me it’s me it’s @bigppc

From El Gran Azul
Twitter: @EGAOle

Hola, amigos! No Rey en RAW? No me gusta. Ole! Rest of RAW es decente. Coming soon, first El Gran Azul review for Wrestling Mayhem Show (with your approval of course)…be on the lookout for it, amigos!

Until then, muchos gracias! Ole!


El Gran Azul
Follow me on Twitter! Ole! @EGAOle

PS: ROH iPPV spoiler: El Generico is back! OLE, OLE OLE OLE, OLE, OLE

From Tonio Garza

Hey mayhem,

it’s me, it’s me, aww screw this. This is cero. I won’t make it in today. Some things that need to be addressed.

My raw review… raw was good

1. Say what you will. Bound for glory was a good ppv.

2. This week i learned ryback is the next big thing.

3. Sad news. Hector Garza (the wrestler, not my cousin ) retired cuz of pulmonary cancer.

Stomp the wrestlefan. Name the pwg 6. No googling.

Laters dudes.

Cero out

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