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Richard Clarke: Hastings Accident "CONSISTENT with A Car Cyber Attack"

Richard Clarke: Hastings Accident "CONSISTENT with A Car Cyber Attack"

“Intelligence agencies… know how to remotely seize control of a car.”
Kurt Nimmo

June 24, 2013

Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post on Monday that the fatal crash of journalist Michael Hastings’ Mercedes C250 coupe last week is “consistent with a car cyber attack.”

“There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers” — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car,” Clarke said.

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A friend of mine just asked

are you still driving that old Mercury? I just smiled and said yep!


I like Alan Jacksons version too but this is my favorite version.

Richard Clarke - Hacking a car is way too easy


"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

To avoid this type of attack

To avoid this make sure that your ignition switch actually cuts ignition power.
Make sure that your gear selector actually pulls a physical cable on the transaxle that also physically separates engine power from the transaxle when Neutral is selected. Get to know these physical overrides very well.

Run some drills while driving to prepare yourself. Put your car in Neutral while coasting on a non-busy highway to get some practice and a feel for it. In a panic situation you will wish you did. Learn what it is like to drive when you cut ignition while the vehicle is still in motion. Braking power and steering power is reduced when the engine is not running. Practice practice practice. Test this first in a big empty parking lot. While most cars will not allow the steering wheel to lock when turning the key off without being in Park first, it may not be the same on other vehicles. Get to know your car in this regard, not just because of some conspiracy but a real possibility of an electrical malfunction that under the right conditions can do the same.

That sort of defensive driving is a good skill for everyone

That sort of defensive driving is a good skill for everyone regardless of situation: cyberattack, computer malfunction, cruise control malfunction (like the 1992 Lexus which crashed people when it accelerated on its own), blown tire, or even snow.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

What amazes me is that some

What amazes me is that some newer cars have no physical overrides at all. Instead of a leaver connected to the gearbox there is a joystick or push buttons. I won't even test drive a car like this.

Talk About Subverting The 5th Amendment (And The 1st)

Who needs a predator drone (or a jury trial) when you can just do this instead?

There's a reason Richard Clarke would come forward with this information: The government wants people who might otherwise speak out to "get the message" so that they will have second thoughts about doing so.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

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Every communication coming from the government

Is intended to be a "chilling effect".

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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"With Lane Keeping Assist, a

"With Lane Keeping Assist, a special camera watches the markings on the pavement as you drive. If it senses that you're drifting out of your lane, it vibrates the steering wheel. And with either system, advanced active technology can apply the brakes on one side of the vehicle, to help guide you back into your own lane."

or into a tree...


Just what is a “car cyber attack”?

Salon explains:

“Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Vehicle,”
the researchers demonstrate that it is a relatively trivial exercise to access the computer systems of a modern car and take control away from the driver.

"Comprehensive Experimental Analyses of Automotive Attack Surfaces."
demonstrates that such mayhem can be achieved remotely, via a variety of methods.
We discover that remote exploitation is feasible via a broad range of attack vectors (including mechanics tools, CD players, Bluetooth and cellular radio), and further, that wireless communications channels allow long distance vehicle control...

Taken together, the papers make for scary reading. The inescapable conclusion: The modern car is a security disaster.

Good Job Explaining

Thanks for posting goldenequity..

My 68 Caddy gets 6 mpg but at least it won't try to kill me!

My 68 Caddy gets 6 mpg and blows CO into the compartment, but at least it won't intentionally try to kill me!

Screw getting a new car.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

When I was 16 My Grand Dad Gave Me His 58 Caddy

My Grand Dad was One of the original pioneers of the Santa Clara Valley (Silicon Valley) and the city of San Jose authorized the naming of one of the streets to be named Malvini Dr.

Hey, that makes my great ole former WW1 veteran granddad famous.

I loved my granddad. He let me live and work on his ranch when I was just 8 years old. Hard work but I learned alot about ranching..

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Uh, if it's blowing CO into the compartment...

Then it is trying to kill you. Slower than hopefully you are breathing fresh air, for now...

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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The 1997 Telecom "Reform" Act

All new motor vehicle and all new cell phones made or sold in the United States on or after October 1, 2001 must contain two way tracking and control devices.

Look it up and read it for yourself.

To the commenter below who remarked about Cash for Clunkers? Did anyone ever think about all the recent mass recalls? Think they are not upgrading consumer software? Chrysler just did a recall where both they and the government admitted there was nothing wrong with the vehicle! And this in April/May 2013!

Ever think what they are really checking when they hook up to your onboard computer during "emissions" control?

Heh. And here I wondered what

Heh. And here I wondered what Obama's "Cash for Clunkers" deal a couple of years ago was really all about..hmmmm. I drive a 1999 with even the seat belt dinger disabled. This is so darned scary, and pathetic. Karma is coming. It may be horrible.

I have a question...

about 'countering' this kind of op... w/o having to physically 'search' every time you get into a car.
Q: I know there are cheap pocket size units that when activated,
can effectively block all cell signals within a certain radius of the unit... like 10-20 ft radius..
for people, say, in a restaurant who 'neutralize' their fellow diners cellphones... so they can eat in peace and quiet.
Would/Could something like that 'protect' (assuming cyber/wireless assassination)?

I looked over the study and

I looked over the study and now believe this was most likely a cyber attack. A high end Mercedes will have al the ECU components to make it vulnerable to such a setup. From eyewitness accounts the vehicle blew through multiple red lights before slamming into a tree. Even drunk drivers dont do this. It would be one thing if he was out for a spirited drive on some country road and slid off the road into a tree but you would not arbitrarily speed like that downtown.

From the study provided the hackers could have easily set up a Composite Attack and remotely disabled the brakes and lock the accelerator while he was driving.

This is the best covert ops tactic to 'Off' someone since the invention of the open elevator shaft...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

"And they can remotely make the airbags go off" ...


"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Here's proof it can be done ...

... because ALL new cars have a "Controller Area Network Protocol" which acts like an internet connection. Any newer model car can be commandeered and remotely controlled to override ANY driver input regarding brakes, throttle, or transmission.

A team of hackers at the University of Washington proved it.

Here is the overview:

Here is the study:

You're SCARING me!


I Got Your Email

Thanks and same to you....:)

And now we realize the

And now we realize the limitations of conspiracy. The conspiracy theorist is possibly apart of a conspiracy to head-fake the real conspiracy.


Who on Earth can follow this stuff???

Anytime I hear cointel pro or disinfo agent I'm now going to poke my ears shut like a 3 year old and babble incoherently.

Really? Block your ears and babble?

welcome to being in the 90 per cent bracket along with the rest of The USA.
Of course, no conspiracy theory has ever come true. Caesar stabbed himself, no-one knew the Japanese navy was in the Pacific heading for Pearl Harbour, and 19 Arabs hi-jacked 4 planes.The Cold War never happened. There are no such things as spies double agents and people who would "sell out' for profit.... espionage only happens in Holiywood movies. I 'spose you also believe that Iraq and Afghanistan are liberated and that the Military Industrial Complex hasn't made a cent of profit from the disaster that is the Middle East! Sheeesh!,

Believe whatever you want...

Do whatever you want..

That won't change the truth of the matter.

"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves"
― Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

9-11 Media Fakery: Did anyone die on 9-11?


9-11 Actors:

Pysops.. media.. actors.. propagandists... disinfo agents.. fake videos.. fake photos

Richard Clarke is controlled opposition..

He was an insider put out there to be controlled opposition against the government for 9-11. He promoted the idea that government failed to prevent 9-11 and nothing about government planning it and taking down the towers.

Who is Micheal Hastings?

9-11 Media Fakery: Did anyone die on 9-11?


9-11 Actors:

Pysops.. media.. actors.. propagandists... disinfo agents.. fake videos.. fake photos

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Looks like a lot of HuffPost liberals believe it was a hit. Strange it seems like only a few weeks ago they were denouncing Alex Jones, now they seem to be on the same page.

Sure As S, They Blew That Vehicle Up!

These people can do just about everything except run the country properly..

He's providing cover

For one side of the nsa/cia battle going on
It was a bomb.
So he's misdirecting by giving freely available information out.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

I agree that it was probably a bomb.

But who in the hell would want to own a vehicle that can possibly give you the ride of your life, life should be kept simple and worry free.

Stephen King was on to something back in the 80's. ;)

Whah?! Why would Rich Clarke of all people be calling

this out?!


(Am I in some strange, parallel universe?)

Shit, at this rate maybe a Bush will "blow his own whistle" and admit involvement in _______ [insert one of many capital crimes here].

What would the Founders do?