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Re: ECU viruses

In message <Pine.SOL.3.96.980331162254.22731A-100000@iris.nyit.edu> Sachelle Babbar writes:

> I was wondering about something. I saw on ITN news the other day about how
> theres going to be a virus that's going to wipe out almost everything in
> the year 2000. Utilities, etc. are covered, as well. Breat Britain has a
> 15,000,000 pound program to develop a new language to get around the
> problem. My question is: what about our cars? Aren't the ecu's programmed
> with the same langauge as main systems? Are they subject to the same
> virus? Will we not be able to drive our cars in 2000? Any computer guys on
> the list?

Relax.  Your ECU doesn't even know what day it is, much less what year.

(Oh - I forgot - I _am_ a computer guy.)

 Phil Payne
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