Right To Repair

Hacker unveils jailbreak of John Deere tractors

Tractor spraying pesticides on vegetable field with sprayer at spring
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Farmers cannot access repair tools needed to repair their own tractors.

A hacker known as Sick Codes presented his jailbreak of multiple John Deere touchscreen models at the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas. Hacking the touchscreens gave Sick Codes access equivalent to that of a certified dealer, enabling certain repair functionality addition to other settings. No widespread jailbreak is currently available.

PIRG Right to Repair Campaign Director speaks at a podium in front of a National Farmers Union backdrop.
Kevin O'Reilly

Former Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair, PIRG

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