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Recently two security researchers hacked a car with iPhone-sized gadget according to this link.

They didn't release any technical details, but I think we can guess from the picture of the gadget:

Device image

That it's based on some popular components like Arduino pro, and it uses Bluetooth.

I would like to identify all electronic components used in this hack starting from the published picture.

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    \$\begingroup\$ They didn't go into technical details to prevent people from replicating their work. Whether this is for legal or illegal use, we don't do speculation here. \$\endgroup\$ – Matt Young Feb 11 '14 at 20:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ Technical details here \$\endgroup\$ – Thebluefish Feb 13 '14 at 23:59
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enter image description here

  1. Might be CAN interface
  2. Might be CAN interface
  3. Arduino pro mini
  4. Serial-Bluetooth link
  5. LC-Tech SD Card Module

It is really just a wireless link to the CAN bus as far as I can see. The components aren't the important part -- it is the software/firmware they are running.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Other articles state that the device simply links to the CAN bus to read/modify the firmware. This type of device just makes it very easy for them to interface. \$\endgroup\$ – Thebluefish Feb 11 '14 at 21:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Thebluefish any links ? \$\endgroup\$ – Zskdan Feb 12 '14 at 1:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ Finally remember where I found that article :) \$\endgroup\$ – Thebluefish Feb 13 '14 at 23:58

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