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Xiaomi Electric Scooters Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Remote Hacks

Xiaomi Electric Scooters Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Remote Hacks

February 12, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Smart devices definitely make our lives easier, faster, and more efficient, but unfortunately, an insecure smart device can also ruin your day, or sometime could even turn into the worst nightmare of your life. If you are an electric scooter rider, you should be concerned about yourself. In a report shared with The Hacker News in advance, researchers from mobile security firm Zimperium said to have discovered an easy-to-execute but serious vulnerability in M365 Folding Electric Scooter by Xiaomi that could potentially putting riders life at risk. Xiaomi e-Scooter has a significant market share and is also being used by different brands with some modifications. Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter comes with a mobile app that utilizes password-protected Bluetooth communication, allowing its riders to securely interact with their scooters remotely for multiple features like changing password, enabling the anti-theft system, cruise-control, eco mode, updating the scooter's firmwar
Hackers Could Easily Take Remote Control of Your Segway Hoverboards

Hackers Could Easily Take Remote Control of Your Segway Hoverboards

July 19, 2017Mohit Kumar
If you are hoverboard rider, you should be concerned about yourself. Thomas Kilbride, a security researcher from security firm IOActive, have discovered several critical vulnerabilities in Segway Ninebot miniPRO that could be exploited by hackers to remotely take "full control" over the hoverboard within range and leave riders out-of-control. Segway Ninebot miniPRO is a high-speed, self-balancing, two-wheel, hands-free electric scooter, also known as SUV of hoverboards, which also allows it riders to control the hoverboard by a Ninebot smartphone app remotely. Ninebot smartphone app allows riders to adjust light colours, modify safety features, run vehicle diagnostics, set anti-theft alarms, and even remotely commanding the miniPRO scooter to move. But the security of powerful miniPRO was so sick that Thomas hardly took 20 seconds to hack it and hijack remote control of it. In a blog post published today, Thomas has disclosed a series of critical security vul
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