Just out of curiosity - hacking electronics

This beyond me but I'm curious.

I've seen videos where an Rc car is "hacked" by removing the pins that connect from the main chip and connected to a different chip.

And from what I understand we program the arduino boards chip with whatever instructions we want the board to carry out.

So is there a way to "hack" an electronic by re-writing what's on the chip to just make it down what you want without having physical access to it?

At this time of night, I am going to let that one "through to the keeper". :grinning:

So is there a way to "hack" an electronic by re-writing what's on the chip to just make it down what you want without having physical access to it?

No.

Most commercial devices do not have reprogrammable memory in them.

Howstat!

So those movies like mission impossible where they have into a security system they are actually hacking software then, not hardware?

Marciokoko: So those movies like mission impossible where they have into a security system they are actually hacking software then, not hardware?

Even there - most of the stuff they show in movies as "hacking" is nothing like real hacking.

In fact - you would never want to watch a movie with "real hacking" - because it would be BOOOOORRRRRRIIINNNGGG.

Marciokoko: So those movies like mission impossible where they have into a security system they are actually hacking software then, not hardware?

Sorry to break this to you but the movies are not real, they are made up by people who know nothing about the actual subject.

I know they're not real.

I disagree that they are made by people who don't know anything about the subject, but that's beside the point.

I know that real hacking would be boring because it's a long and tedious process. But my curiosity was if there was a way to hack, say, the program already uploaded to an arduino board's IC?

I disagree that they are made by people who don't know anything about the subject,

Well there were all those war films where the British strangely get turned into Americans. As well as this lot.

http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_540_29-famous-movie-scenes-with-glaring-mistakes/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346828/Film-WW2-codebreaker-Alan-Turing-attacked-biographer-exaggerating-love-affair-woman-gay-says-Keira-Knightley-glamorous.html

http://www.redbull.com/uk/en/adventure/stories/1331643705192/hollywood-howlers-big-mistakes-on-the-big-screen

But my curiosity was if there was a way to hack, say, the program already uploaded to an arduino board's IC?

A different question. The answer is yes but you need to know a lot more about compilers than is good for you. You are better off just uploading a new lump of code than hacking an existing one.

Hahaha! Yes I agree that for the most part they don't know and things like that turn up.

Cool so it is possible. Yes I'm sure it would be way above my level of comprehension.

I was just curious