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DEF CON HACKER SHOWS JOHN DEERE’S TRACTORS CAN RUN DOOM

Security researcher Sick Codes worked with Doom modder Skelegant to get the game running on a John Deere tractor display. Sick Codes says the whole process took months and involved jailbreaking the Linux system used by the 4240 tractor. He also presented and presented a new jailbreak that gave him root access to the tractor’s system. This exploit could potentially help farmers bypass software blocks that prevent them from repairing the tractor themselves.
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