[ISN] BMW patches security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock car doors

http://mashable.com/2015/02/03/bmw-connecteddrive-locks/ By Rex Santus Mashable.com 2/3/2015 BMW has mended a security flaw in its ConnectedDrive car connectivity system that affected 2.2 million cars, including Rolls-Royce and Mini cars, the company announced on Friday. It concerned software in the car that would have allowed hackers to open car doors. It highlights a oft-voiced concern around connected home products — sometimes called the Internet of Things — that household items would become vulnerable to malware or hacking. The update happens automatically, as soon as the vehicle connects to BMW’s servers, and includes the addition of HTTPS — the secure version of hypertext transfer protocol — to data transmissions via the ConnectedDrive system. A German automobile group called ADAC discovered the security flaw last year, opting to wait to disclose the discovery until BMW worked out a fix. The flaw has not been used in any attempted cyberattacks, according to both ADAC and BMW. […]




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