Vulnerabilities in smart vehicle platform
Security researchers from Yuga Labs were able to open and start various car models with comparatively little effort. The smart vehicle platform from SiriusXM served as a starting point. It is to be used in 12 million connected cars worldwide, including models from BMW, Honda, Rover and Toyota. Here, the researchers only had to send HTTP requests with the vehicle identification number to the endpoint. This number can be read from the outside through the windscreen on many models. According to their own statements, they obtained personal data from the vehicle owner, such as name and telephone number. The researchers explain that they can open, start and stop cars affected by the access. It is still unknown when the manufacturers will solve the security problems.
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