Wicked Clown sent in an interesting article today.
Look, this does not even count as “hacking.” This is just too basic, to good to be true. However, there are some excellent points to be taken from this article. First, it shows how dangerous embedded device security can be. There is little to no security built into the systems that cops are using while on patrol.

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Junior Brown:

Proof that country music and The Highway Patrol can be awesome.

Also, we have services with no user ID or password. And this is on an “important” system. Was there even a basic test of this while it was in development?
There are just a couple of things that popped into my mind while reading this. First, this fits into the concept of “cyber-criminals” actually being nothing more than just criminals. Also, I could not help but think of the stickers, “This House is Protected By Smith and Weston.”
I think cops could have a better sticker:

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This computer is protected by Glock

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