2012-12-22 05:52:30 UTC
It won't be long before some genius comes up with a scheme
to remotely update your motorcycle's firmware. While you ride.
Then it would be only days before some hacker figures out how to bypass
security on the above. The possibilities are scary, such as a 1%er club
killing a rival outlaw biker's ignition at a critical moment, thereby
putting the rider at extreme hazard.
Assassination by remote control. A virtually untraceable crime.
ps. (Even without the Internet something like this happened to me once,
when the tilt sensor on my Harley failed just as I was about to make
a left turn across oncoming traffic. If the fault had occurred just
500 milliseconds later I might not have been here to post this article).