Security researcher Joe Grand, who was in the Boston hacker space L0pht as member Kingpin, said that the people who publicly release research should be thanked and treated as beneficial to the community, instead of putting them in jail.
In February of 2008, Levandowski got a call from a producer of “Prototype This!,” a series on the Discovery Channel. Would he be interested in building a self-driving pizza delivery car? Within five weeks, he and a team of fellow Berkeley graduates and other engineers had retrofitted a Prius for the purpose. It would be the first time an unmanned car had driven legally on American streets.
Open any cell phone, router, or just about any moderately complex device today, and you’ll find test points. Quite often at least a few of these test points are the common JTAG / IEEE 1149.1 interface. Joe Grand has come up with a tool which we think will be useful to anyone trying to hack a physical device: The JTAGulator.