A new book titled The Car Hacker’s Handbook – A Guide for the Penetration Tester from publisher No Starch Press is available for pre-order from Amazon.com. The topic is cutting edge and helps you build a threat model for your vehicle. Infotainment and navigation systems, built-in Wi-Fi, software updates, and other technologies have innovated the automobile industry but may have left security behind.
The Car Hacker’s Handbook will give you a deeper 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 bus and between devices and systems.
Then, once you have an understanding of a vehicle’s communication network, you’ll 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 interested in cybersecurity or better understanding your vehicle, you should check out The Car Hacker’s Handbook with a release date of March 30, 2016.