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An unpatchable flaw in CAN protocol expose modern cars to hack

Experts discovered a flaw in CAN protocol that could be exploited by an attacker to disable safety systems of connected cars, including power-steering. Almost any function in modern vehicles, from brakes to accelerator, is electronically controlled, this means that the surface of attack is dramatically enlarging. We discussed car hacking several times, ex
Publish At:2017-08-18 14:30 | Read:336 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking automotive CAN bus Car hacking

A Self-driving car can be easily hacked by just putting stickers on road signs

A team of experts is very simple and efficient, a simple sticker attached on a sign board can confuse any self-driving car and potentially lead an accident. We have discussed car hacking many times, it is a scaring reality and the numerous hacks devised by security experts demonstrated that it is possible to compromise modern connected car. The latest hack
Publish At:2017-08-10 06:15 | Read:386 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Car hacking self-driving car

ICS-CERT Issues Warning of CAN Bus Vulnerability

The US ICS-CERT issued an alert in response to a public report of a vulnerability in the Controller Area Network BUS (CAN BUS). On Friday (28th of July), the Industrial Controls Systems Cyber Emergency Team or ICS-CERT, issued an alert in response to a public report of a vulnerability in the Controller Area Network (CAN), Bus standard. The vulnerability deta
Publish At:2017-08-02 13:35 | Read:709 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking CAN Bus Vulnerability Car hacking ICS-

Security flaws affect TCUs used in BMW, Ford, Infiniti, and Nissan vehicles

Three security researchers have discovered security vulnerabilities in the telematics control units (TCUs) used in BMW, Ford, Infiniti, and Nissan vehicles. Three security researchers have discovered security vulnerabilities in the telematics control unit (TCU) manufactured by Continental AG that is installed on various car models manufactured by BMW, Ford,
Publish At:2017-08-01 19:10 | Read:303 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking BMW Car hacking Ford Infiniti Nissan T

Security vulnerabilities in Hyundai Blue Link mobile app allowed hackers to steal vehicles

Security vulnerabilities in the Hyundai Blue Link mobile apps allowed hackers to steal vehicles, the car maker fixed them. Security vulnerabilities in the Hyundai Blue Link mobile apps could be exploited by hackers to locate, unlock and start vehicles of the carmaker. The Blue Link application is available for both iOS and Android mobile OSs, it was develope
Publish At:2017-04-27 02:15 | Read:801 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Car hacking Hyundai Blue Link MITM mob

Flaws in the Bosch Drivelog Connector dongle could allow hackers to halt the engine

Security experts discovered vulnerabilities in the Bosch Drivelog Connector dongle that could be exploited by hackers to stop the engine. Security Researchers at automotive cybersecurity firm Argus discovered vulnerabilities in Bosch Drivelog Connect solution that can be exploited by hackers to inject malicious messages into a vehicle’s CAN bus. The Bosch Dr
Publish At:2017-04-17 02:55 | Read:711 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking automotive Bosch Drivelog Connector do

[CRITICAL] Nissan Leaf Can Be Hacked Via Web Browser From Anywhere In The World

What if a car could be controlled from a computer halfway around the world? Computer security researcher and hacker Troy Hunt has managed to do just that, via a web browser and an Internet connection, with an unmodified Nissan Leaf in another country. While so far the control was limited to the HVAC system, it’s a revealing demonstration of what’s possible.
Publish At:2016-11-20 03:20 | Read:1520 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Cyber Security Research Security Updates 0xic

Car Hacking – Chinese hacker team remotely hacked Tesla Model S

A group of security researchers from the Chinese firm Tencent have found a series of flaws that can be exploited to remotely hack a Tesla Model S. Security experts at the Keen Lab at Chinese firm Tencent have found a series of vulnerabilities that can be exploited by a remote attacker to hack an unmodified Tesla Model S. The researchers demonstrated that it
Publish At:2016-09-20 14:30 | Read:1128 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things automoive Car hacki

Car thefts – Two men used a pirated software running on a Laptop to steal more than 100 cars

Huston police identified and arrested 2 men while it was investigating a series of car thefts made using a pirated software running on the thieves’ laptop Two men have stolen more than 100 vehicles by using a laptop running a common software that’s used by technicians and auto dealers. The two criminals, Michael Arce, 24, and Jesse Zelaya, were i
Publish At:2016-08-07 10:15 | Read:933 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Car hacking car theft Cybe

Bug bounties and automotive firewalls: Dealing with the car hacker threat

As we have seen in the past couple of years, car hacking is becoming an ever-greater threat. Many of the systems in our vehicles—and the standards to which they were designed—predate the connected car era. And so computerized vehicle systems lack some of the basic kinds of security that we would otherwise expect as default given the ramifications of a hack.
Publish At:2016-07-14 15:25 | Read:1759 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cars Technica Risk Assessment car hacking

Flaws in BMW ConnectedDrive Infotainment System allow remote hack

A research discovered two zero-day vulnerabilities residing in the official BMW web domain and ConnectedDrive portal that allow remote hack. Once again IoT devices are affected by a serious flaw that could be exploited by hackers to compromise them, this time we speak of Car Hacking. Almost any modern connected vehicle uses a drive-by-wire system that relies
Publish At:2016-07-08 17:05 | Read:717 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking BMW ConnectedDrive Car hacking Cross-S

Hackers can remotely disable car alarm on Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUVs

Hackers discovered it is possible to remotely control features of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV by hacking the mobile applications designed by the car vendor. A team of experts from the UK security firm Pen Test Partners has demonstrated that it is possible to remotely control some feature of the popular SUV Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (
Publish At:2016-06-07 12:15 | Read:1014 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Car hacking Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

How a modern car thief can steal a vehicle by clicking a button

The Channel 2 journalist and Consumer Investigator Jim Strickland investigated a mysterious car theft after he received home security camera footage showing a car thief in action. The Channel 2 journalist and Consumer Investigator Jim Strickland investigated a mysterious car theft after he received home security camera footage from a viewer in Walton County.
Publish At:2016-05-05 18:35 | Read:1401 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking car Car hacking car thief

Remotely hacking a Nissan LEAF via vulnerable APIs

The security expert Troy Hunt discovered that it is possible to remotely control features of a Nissan Leaf via API. The popular security expert Troy Hunt discovered a security vulnerability affecting the API implemented by Nissan to manage the LEAF cars from a mobile device. Other experts have confirmed the existence of the flaw, the vulnerability had been d
Publish At:2016-02-25 15:40 | Read:1205 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking automotive Car hacking Nissan Leaf

GM embraces white-hat hackers with public vulnerability disclosure program

On January 5, General Motors quietly flipped the switch on Detroit's first public security vulnerability disclosure program, launched in partnership with the bug bounty and disclosure portal provider HackerOne. General Motors Chief Cybersecurity Officer Jeff Massimilla told Ars the new portal was a first step in creating relationships with outside security r
Publish At:2016-01-09 00:25 | Read:1294 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment Technology Lab car hacking vulnerability dis

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