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Friday, June 3 • 10:10am - 12:20pm
How to Hack a Car (sort of) - An introduction to car-hacking (hybrid)

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In this session you will learn how to use a Linux computer and some common libraries that will help you hack the Controller Area Network (CAN) bus of an automobile. While we will not be working on an actual car, you will leave with a sense of what is involved to hack an automobile (extensive and difficult)!

For your work in this presentation you should have a laptop equipped with Oracle VirtualBox, VMWare Workstation Player, or (God forbid) Microsoft Hyper-V. You should have a virtual machine (VM) with either Ubuntu or Kali Linux loaded and operational. You will need at least a beginner's knowledge of basic Linux commands and how to use the Terminal window. We will be doing the entirety of our work in the Terminal.

Once I have taught you the basics, I have a fun car hacking assignment for you. You'll have to put on your detective hat!

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William Heldman

Computer Science and Cybersecurity Instructor, Warren Tech
I have just finished up my 17th year of teaching computer science, computer technologies, and cybersecurity at Warren Tech (WT), which is an option school in the Jeffco Schools network. Prior to coming to work for WT I came out of a 20-year long career in Information Technology (IT... Read More →

Friday June 3, 2022 10:10am - 12:20pm MDT
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