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      05-23-2018, 04:22 PM   #1
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Chinese Hackers Find Over a Dozen Vulnerabilities in BMW Cars

https://thehackernews.com/2018/05/bm...r-hacking.html

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Chinese security researchers have discovered more than a dozen vulnerabilities in the onboard compute units of BMW cars, some of which can be exploited remotely to compromise a vehicle.
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      05-23-2018, 04:29 PM   #2
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Makes me wonder how secure self drive cars are from hacking. I would say not so much.
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"This would eventually allow miscreants to take complete control over the operation of the affected vehicle to some extent."

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Other car brands are ahead of this curve...like Infiniti for one.

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      05-24-2018, 12:41 AM   #5
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The Tesla was hacked a while ago now and the hacker could control the vehicle. The hackers raised it with Tesla and it was fixed.

However I'm not very eager with vehicles being "connected" all the time, which will allow them to be remotely hacked more easily than current vehicles.
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First, I find it heartwarming that those altruistic Chineese have decided to probe software vulnerabilities in the broad array of consumer electronics - surely this year-long effort, and the lab supporting it, is entirely for the purpose of sending out these warnings, and making us all safer from evildoers and those who hate America. I wonder if they are sharing info with the Russian 'security lab'?

And second, WTF does this actually mean: "This would eventually allow miscreants to take complete control over the operation of the affected vehicle to some extent." More qualifiers here than in the fine print on insurance. For now I'm not sweating that somebody might send me a false error code or reprogram my radio stations, unless dealerships start using 'fake CEL' like a certain somebody does w/ 'fake news'.

Want to read something really scary, check out what they can do to the cooling system in a nuclear power plant, or the distribution switches in the power grid....
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But people expect and demand all kinds of electronic gizmos in their new cars. There is no free lunch when it comes to the technological binge humanity is submerged so deeply into today.

I like technology and toys as much as the next guy but sometimes no one stops to reflect on the dark side of how it can be used against anyone at anytime. Our cars are nothing but rolling computers with 4 wheels...
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Researchers hack BMW cars, discover 14 vulnerabilities

The flaws could be exploited to gain local and remote access to infotainment (a.k.a head unit), the Telematics Control Unit (TCU or TCB) and UDS communication, as well as to gain control of the vehicles’ CAN buses.
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The flaws in the Telematics Control Unit (TCB) affect the BMW models produced from year 2012 onwards.

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018...hack-bmw-cars/
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