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GM quickly issues fix for OnStar hack, but service still vulnerable

2015/07/30

CNET - (National) The General Motors Company confirmed July 30 that OnStar-equipped vehicles are vulnerable to a flaw that could allow an attacker to remotely locate the vehicle and issue commands through OnStar's RemoteLink app, such as locking doors or starting the engine. A hacker demonstrated the vulnerability using a device called "OwnStar," which he claimed allowed him to intercept communications between the app and the vehicle.

Source: http://www.cnet.com/news/ownstar-onstar-hack/

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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