Monday, May 17, 2010

Blaine plays a bit 'car hacking' paper...

Blaine, WA (Whatcom County) has played a  bit part in an emerging field of security research - "car hacking". Researchers from the University of Washington and UC San Diego, funded by NSF grants,  have published a seminal paper on "Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile". The paper is  being presented this week at the Claremont Hotel in Oakland, California.  Their efforts have received national press in the New York Times. To test "remote hacking" on a live vehicle, the researchers obtained permission to use an abandoned airstrip in Blaine, WA. The researchers thank the City of Blaine for their co-operation in their paper, which includes a brief shot of the Blaine decommissioned airport runway as so:

Entire subdivisions of high-tech office parks have probably started with less inspiration than this. May this be an omen of future wealth and income creation in Blaine,WA.

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