The software and iron enthusiasts have already demonstrated the possibility of Doom being launched on a variety of devices, up to smart bulbs. Now this list has been added to the John Deere tractor. Sick Codes' cyber security specialist has joined forces with the fashion maker for Doom from New Zealand, hiding under @Skelegant, to hack the system and launch the machine on board the tractor's computer.
A new solution has already been demonstrated at the Def Con conference in Las Vegas. A video published by Sick Codes on Twitter shows a gameplay, with a semi-translucent Doom literally embedded in the John Deere interface. According to available data, the John Deere 4240 OS hacked on Linux has taken months, and the Doom version has been modified so that the player destroys the "pounds" in the fields with a tractor.
However, Sick Codes is not limited to hacking tractors to launch Doom. According to the latest information, it has developed a tool to provide rut access to the tractor system, potentially helping farmers to bypass software blocks that prevent them from repairing John Deere's own equipment, and the company has been severely criticized for this practice in the past.
According to Wired, the hacker has obtained 1.5 Gbyte data to identify and diagnose problems, and has also been able to run access by developing the tractor's own electronics, although it is not easy to hack without additional equipment, but Sick Codes has already indicated that it will be possible to hack it in the future.
John Deere has long been famous not only for the ban on self-repairing of the equipment sold by the company, but also for trying to control his technology around the planet, but also for the remote blocking of software for a variety of reasons. In response to political pressures, the company finally announced in March an initiative whereby its software would be accessible to independent repair workshops.