OBDII and Enhanced Diagnostics Again

So you want to get data from the vehicle?  Good news, its there you just have to know how get it. You have a couple of options: Buy the data or Reverse the Data from an Existing Scantool. So you want to buy the data, here’s how that works.  You have to be a member […]

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Unlock/Lock – How Distributed Systems Help You

So you want to Unlock and Lock the doors using the CAN BUS?  Well I’ve got good news for you, you can. Well sort of… Because most modern vehicles have distributive electronic systems, unlock/lock type functionality is often done via a CAN BUS message by the OEM themselves.  Typically if the RFA module (controller that […]

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Diagnostics Messages vs. Normal Message

When I speak to most people about the vehicle network or CAN BUS there is a common misconception that there is only Diagnostic Messages or OBD II Messages.  So what’s the difference between Diagnostic Messages (such as OBD II) and Normal Messages on a typical CAN BUS? Simply put Diagnostic Messages are Command/Response Messages.  So […]

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Understanding What’s Available

One common misunderstanding about the vehicle network data is that it is limitless.  The truth is that the only data on the network is the data that is required to be there.  Nothing more, nothing less.  What is required is different from vehicle to vehicle.  For example some vehicles might have adaptive cruise control and […]

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CAN BUS 101

CAN (Controller Area Network) BUS is not a new network, but unlike more popular network names, CAN BUS is geared more for Embedded Controllers such as the ones found in modern automobile.  So when I speak of CAN BUS ‘Hacking’, I am refering to automotive network reverse engineering. The CAN BUS is now a required […]

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Welcome…

As an avid technology enthusist, I have always attempted to understand how electronics/computers/software worked.  I have taken this love of understanding and started a new website devoted to understanding how to ‘hack’ the CAN BUS. I hope to impart a small bit of my knowedge onto you and hope to create an environment of information […]

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