“Millions of cars BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce vulnerable to hack ‘




Approximately 2.2 million cars from BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce may be vulnerable to cyber attacks by software errors. Therefore criminals with a smartphone include doors could open and read data, it was announced Friday.

The vulnerabilities were discovered by ADAC, the German equivalent of the AA. Who investigated the repair and maintenance records software, ConnectedDrive , via a built-in SIM card, sent to BMW.

ConnectedDrive includes a variety of “smart” software that tracks certain data and feedback to both the motorist and the manufacturer. Depending on the model and the country These include data on the battery, traffic jams and impending MOT checks. According to ADAC took only a few minutes to break in to intercept the software and data with a smartphone.

Except BMWs are also models of Mini and Rolls Royce vulnerable to the bugs, says ADAC. Who calls it her job to protect consumers and has therefore asked BMW to close the vulnerability. Who has pledged Saturday to come up with a solution. Only then promises to give details about the vulnerability ADAC free.

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, known as FIA, has announced to be shocked by the findings of the ADAC. The international federation of national car clubs advocates for open software for connected cars; BMW namely uses proprietary software, which the FIA ​​is not necessarily safe.


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