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2+ million US cars can be hacked remotely, researchers claim

2015/01/19

Help Net Security - (National) A researcher with Digital Bond Labs presented a vulnerability that he identified at the S4 conference in Miami when he reverse-engineered the Snapshot tracking dongle offered by Progressive Insurance that is currently in use in over 2 million vehicles across the U.S. that could allow the attacker to control some of the core functions of a car by compromising its on-board system via Snapshot remotely due to minimal security in the firmware.

Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17840

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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