The Car Hacking Village is a group of Professional and Hobbyist car hackers who work together to provide hands-on, interactive car hacking learning, talks, hardware, and interactive contests

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Car Hacker’s Handbook

from OpenGarages


Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, wi-fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driving more ­convenient. But vehicle technologies haven’t kept pace with today’s more hostile security environment, leaving ­millions vulnerable to attack.

The Car Hacker’s Handbook will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN bus and between devices and systems.

Get the new 2016 version before you arrive.




Related Events

Public Training Courses:

CircleCityCon 4.0
Overview: Vehicle Diagnostic Messaging and Control System Information.
June 9, 10, 11
Indianapolis, IN

Black Hat
Overview: Car Hacking Hands-On
July 22-23, 24-25
Las Vegas, NV

Hack In The Box Singapore
Overview: Car Hacking Hands-On
August 21-23
Singapore, Malaysia


CypherCon 2.0
March 30-31
Milwaukee, WI

Hack In The Box Amsterdam
April 13-14
Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 20
Kansas City, MO

Def Con 25
July 28-30
Las Vegas, NV


After last year’s overwhelming success of our Car Hacking Village Badge, we’re trying something new this year. We will pre-sale (reserve) the Def Con 25 Car Hacking Village Badges.

This will help us and you in two ways. One, it will help us offset the enormous cost of building so many badges. Two, it will allow you to not have to cue up right when the village opens.

We will offer a limited number of reservations, a bulk of the badges will be sold as in the past on a first-come, first-serve basis. But this way you can reserve your badge early.

Pre-order is more expensive, sorry. Why: credit card processing fees and support of the orders. If you want to wait until Def Con the cost will be less ($50 Cash, $55 Credit).

***** IMPORTANT!!!! ******

You MUST pick up your badge at the Car Hacking Village at Def Con 25 in Las Vegas, NV between July 28th and July 30th during CHV open hours. We will NOT ship the badges. If you cannot make it, that’s good for us and bad for you. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! So please don’t buy this if you’re not sure you will be at Def Con.


Sorry, no refunds will be given.

Go to to order.

Get Involved

We Need Speakers

We need Speakers for our Turbo Talks and our Village Talks.  Turbo Talks are 15~20 talks in the Village space.  Village Talks are found in the Def Con 25 Village Talk Room. These talks are 50 minutes in length, they are recorded and they are registered for all of time in the Media Volts of Def Con.

We Need Sponsors

We need Sponsors.  This stuff ain’t free.  Def Con is great, they host the space, but we have prizes, parties, hardware, cars, people and much more and we need help. Please help us and in turn you’ll get to be a part of the coolest con on earth.

We Need Volunteers

We need Volunteers.  We need you to help us with the simple tasks.  We will take several hours of your day (we need volunteers to spend at least 4 hours or more to lend a hand).  What will you receive besides a warm hug and an overall sense of euphoria?  All of our volunteers will receive a specially designed T-Shirt from the CHV that will make you stand out in the crowd (as long as that isn’t a crowd at a rodeo clown convention).

If this sounds like fun, please help us help you.  Fill out the contact information.


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Badge DC24

The Badge:

Cost: $50 (Cash and $55 Credit)

Where: At the Car Hacking Village in the Contest and Events Area.

When: Starting Friday at 10:00 until supplies last (So be quick).

Some badges may be available in the Car Hacking Village Vendor area, but we don’t know when exactly.

The badge supports 2x Dual Wire CAN (ISO 11898-2) channels with full gateway support.  Fully-controllable pass-through (pass messages from channel 0 to channel 1, or channel 1 to channel 0), the ability to intercept a message and either modify it contents or “eat it”, and/or change the ID of a message and pass the data through (either altered or unaltered) are supported.  These abilities are a must for serious vehicle hacking, and the badge implementation of PAWN makes this super easy.
The badge also sports a 128×128 color LCD which is fully accessible via the PAWN scripts.  All of the graphics the default demo script has are implemented in PAWN.
The badge has 4 WS2812B RGB LEDs that are also fully accessible via the PAWN scripts.

Now USB is used to both enhance I/O speeds but also to allow for easy reprogramming.  This change will allow anyone to tinker with PAWN, provided they have a micro-USB cable. The full source code for the tools used to load scripts onto the badge are provided in the Badge SDK.  Modifying these tools would allow for you to easily make advanced applications including your own CAN development tools. Just be sure to bring your ARM SWD adapter (ST-Link/Segger/etc.).

NOTE: SDK updated to version 2 on 8/16/2016:

Badge SDK v2

Win7 x64 Driver

SocketBadge v20160819 (SocketCAN Demo)

Fun Pix Project


Deker at hacked together a Socket CAN driver for our Car Hacking Village Badge.  Thanks Deker!