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Flaw Allows Attackers to Remotely Tamper with BMW's In-Car Infotainment System

Flaw Allows Attackers to Remotely Tamper with BMW's In-Car Infotainment System

July 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The Internet of things or connected devices are the next big concerns, as more Internet connectivity means more access points which mean more opportunities for hackers. When it comes to the threat to Internet of Things, Car Hacking is a hot topic. Since many automobiles companies are offering cars that run mostly on the drive-by-wire system, a majority of functions are electronically controlled, like instrument cluster, steering, brakes, and accelerator. No doubt these auto-control systems in vehicles improve your driving experience, but at the same time increase the risk of getting hacked. Recently, security researcher Benjamin Kunz Mejri  have disclosed zero-day vulnerabilities that reside the official BMW web domain and ConnectedDrive portal and the worst part: the vulnerabilities remain unpatched and open for hackers. Benjamin from Vulnerability-Labs has discovered both the vulnerabilities. The first one is a VIN ( Vehicle Identification Number ) session vulnerabil
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
Hackers Find A Way To Disable Car Airbags System

Hackers Find A Way To Disable Car Airbags System

October 24, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Car Hacking is a hot topic today. Today, many automobiles companies are offering vehicles that run on the mostly drive-by-wire system, which means that a majority of car's functions are electronically controlled, from instrument cluster to steering, brakes, and accelerator. No doubt these auto-control systems makes your driving experience better, but at the same time they also increase the risk of getting hacked. Previously researchers demonstrated how hackers can remotely hijack your car to control its steering, brakes and transmission. And Now… According to a team of security researchers, Hackers can successfully disable car's airbags – as well as other functions – by exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in third-party software that is commonly used by car mechanics. The team, including András Szijj and Levente Buttyán of CrySyS Lab, and Zsolt Szalay of Budapest University, demonstrated the hack on an Audi TT car sold by Volkswagen, and said any
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