Tractor Hacking 

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

In what is certainly one of the weirder instances of hacking I’ve seen recently, farmers are using software cracks in order to be able to repair their own tractors.

To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America’s heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that’s cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid online forums.

This sort of DRM is a pox upon the entire world.


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