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Tech Talk

Discussion in 'Technical Board' started by wexton, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Nettdata

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    As of at least 6 years ago (when I was last involved in it), the only way to program the Bosch ECU of your $250k Porsche factory-built race car was via a DOS app that was only in German. You also needed a $3k special cable that authorized access to the ECU. You had a few things you could change without using it, but if you wanted to access ALL the parameters, you needed that app. It came on a floppy.
     
  2. Binary

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    It's very likely that they are running a virtualized OS on modern hardware.

    If that's the case, it's probably pretty reliable, actually. Insecure as shit, so I hope/assume they have these things air-gapped. But it doesn't mean it's unreliable.
     
  3. Juice

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    They're probably relying on the security strategy of hoping their tech is so old no one will know to even know to look for it.
     
  4. GTE

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    Edit - Deal of the Day ended.
     
    #44 GTE, Feb 10, 2024
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