A researcher presented the results of a year-long effort to reverse engineer John Deere hardware to run a version of the DOOM first person shooter. He also discovered a number of security flaws along the way.
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The good news? John Deere bricked expensive farm equipment taken by thieving Russian troops. The bad news: those same remote access features could be used to launch crippling, large scale attacks on US farms.
Software vulnerabilities in web sites operated by John Deere could allow a remote attacker to harvest information on the company’s customers including their names, physical addresses and the equipment they own. The revelation suggests the U.S. agriculture sector is woefully unprepared for disruptive cyber attacks, experts warn.
Willie Cade’s grandfather, Theo, an engineer at John Deere, helped invent the manure spreader. His grandson thinks John Deere’s efforts to kill right to repair legislation is what stinks.