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Passwords For 540,000 Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online

Passwords For 540,000 Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online

September 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Another day, another news about a data breach, though this is something disconcerting. Login credentials of more than half a million records belonging to vehicle tracking device company SVR Tracking have leaked online, potentially exposing the personal data and vehicle details of drivers and businesses using its service. Just two days ago, Viacom was found exposing the keys to its kingdom on an unsecured Amazon S3 server, and this data breach is yet another example of storing sensitive data on a misconfigured cloud server. The Kromtech Security Center was first to discover a wide-open, public-facing misconfigured Amazon Web Server (AWS) S3 cloud storage bucket containing a cache belonging to SVR that was left publicly accessible for an unknown period. Stands for Stolen Vehicle Records, the SVR Tracking service allows its customers to track their vehicles in real time by attaching a physical tracking device to vehicles in a discreet location, so their customers can monitor
Car Hackers Could Face Life In Prison. That's Insane!

Car Hackers Could Face Life In Prison. That's Insane!

May 02, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Yes, you heard it right. You can now end up your whole life behind bars if you intentionally hack into a vehicle's electronic system or exploit its internal flaws. Car Hacking is a hot topic. Today, many automobiles companies are offering cars that run mostly on the drive-by-wire system, which means the majority of functions are electronically controlled, from instrument cluster to steering, brakes, and accelerator. No doubt these auto-control electronic systems improve your driving experience, but at the same time also increase the risk of getting hacked. Previous research demonstrated hackers capabilities to hijack a car remotely and control its steering, brakes and transmission, and to disable car's crucial functions like airbags by exploiting security bugs affecting significant automobiles. Messing with Cars can Cost You Keeping these risks in mind, the Michigan state Senate has proposed two bills which, if passed into law, will introduce life sentences i
RollJam — $30 Device That Unlocks Almost Any Car And Garage Door

RollJam — $30 Device That Unlocks Almost Any Car And Garage Door

August 08, 2015Khyati Jain
We have talked a lot about car hacking. Recently researchers even demonstrated how hackers can remotely hijack Jeep Cherokee to control its steering, brakes and transmission. Now, researchers have discovered another type of car hack that can be used to unlock almost every car or garage door. You only need two radios, a microcontroller and a battery, costing barely under $30, to devise what's called RollJam capable to unlock any car or garage at the click of a button, making auto hacking cars so simple that anyone can do it. The recent hack takes advantage of the same vulnerable wireless unlocking technology that is being used by the majority of cars manufacturers. These wireless unlocking systems are Keyless entry systems that enable the car owner to unlock his car just by pressing a button sitting at his workplace remotely ( within a range of 20 metres ). What RollJam does and How? RollJam steals the secret codes, called Rolling Code, that is gene
Two Million Cars Using Wireless Insurance Dongle Vulnerable to Hacking

Two Million Cars Using Wireless Insurance Dongle Vulnerable to Hacking

January 21, 2015Swati Khandelwal
2015 will be a year more smarter than 2014 with smarter mobile devices, smarter home appliances, and yes Smarter Automobiles. Nowadays, there are a number of automobiles companies offering vehicles that run on a mostly drive-by-wire system, meaning that a majority of the controls are electronically controlled, from instrument cluster to steering, brakes, and accelerator as well. No doubt these systems makes your driving experience better, but at the same time they also increase the risk of getting hacked. According to a recent research, an electronic dongle used to plugged into the on-board diagnostic port of more than two million cars and trucks contains few security weaknesses that makes them vulnerable to wireless attacks, resulting in taking control of the entire vehicle. Since 2008, US-based Progressive Insurance has used the SnapShot device in more than two million vehicles . The little device monitors and tracks users' driving behavior by collecting vehicle location a
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