Hackers get into Mitsubishi car

(June 13th, 2016) The Guardian reports that team of security researchers are calling on Mitsubishi to recall at least 100,000 Outlander hybrid cars after exposing a security breach that let “the hackers to remotely turn off the car’s alarm system, control the lights and drain the battery.’’

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The publication reported that “Ken Munro, the security expert who led the investigation, was tipped off about the vulnerability when his friend’s Outlander showed up as a Wi-Fi access point on his phone. Curious, he bought one of the cars himself and set about hacking it.’’

The Guardian elaborated: “Modern cars with their own smartphone apps, which offer a way of monitoring features such as battery level and alarm status, usually connect through a Web-based service that uses GSM, a mobile data communication channel. But the Outlander uses wifi to connect the car directly with a smartphone, which is less secure and allowed Monroe to disable the alarm and then open the car.’’

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