Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV theft alarm can easily be remotely disabled by criminals

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Hackers have found a way to remotely disable the theft alarm of Mitsubishi’s hybrid SUV, the Outlander. The hack is possible because the car has its own Wifi network which is used to connect to the car with a smartphone app.

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#2

Mitsubishi wasn’t really interested in Munro’s findings at first. When the article found its way to the BBC, the company got more responsive and it’s [B]not[/B] working with Munro on fixing the issue.
Perhaps you mean “now” ?


#3

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2775678]Perhaps you mean “now” ?[/QUOTE]

LOL, makes for a much more interesting sentence the way it is imo :bigsmile:

On a serious note though, is it any wonder this IoT technology scares me shitless the way it is all features only and no focus on security.
The entire IoT seems to be heading Mordor way fast unless someone starts seeing the light and understand that anything that can be abused will be abused to the maximum extent possible :eek:


#4

As long as cars have a public internet address to be accessed this long I wont buy any.

must be fun switching remotely lights off when driving a serpentine road at night. What’s next? Ejecting tyres or driver seat when on the highway?


#5

It always seems to be the case that car manufacturers have to make the mistakes to learn rather than researching it properly beforehand. :rolleyes:

[B]Wombler[/B]


#6

Gee, I wish I had a car with a smart computer programmed by idiots. I wish everything I had was programmed by idiots. Can anyone help me get my left shoe connected to WiFi. I’ve already got my right shoe connected to the NSA’s database via the cell networks, but that’s just not enough stupidity for me. Also, I think I have socks somewhere around here. Can I do stupid useless IoT things with those?