Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Hack A Bike


Looks like the CCC has pulled another one off. They hacked the EEPROM on some german Rent-a-bikes to do their bidding. An excerpt:

Ever needed to get somewhere quick but you had no car, too late for public transportation and a bicycle could solve your problem? In Berlin and other big cities in germany the german railway company 'Die Bahn' offers a solution with the "Call-A-Bike" service. Read about the backdoor we put into nearly every 10th bike, which gave us all the free rides we needed.

For a full explanation of how they did it click here.


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