Car-hacking Research Faces Legislative Limits in the U.S.

Posted: December 24, 2015 / Author: Dror Liwer

Consumers are starting to understand that the fun and convenience of connected cars comes with a price tag. As with many WiFi or Cellular connected products, connected cars are at risk of being hacked. In early 2015, BMW discovered a flaw in its ConnectedDrive software, the system that connects a BMW to the Internet for a variety of services including navigation systems, real-time traffic and remote door locking. Researchers imitated the company’s servers and sent unlocking requests remotely. These unlocking requests, which also affected Rolls Royce and Mini Coopers, are just the beginning of car hacking dangers.   Researchers Charlie…

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For $1400, A Hacker Can Access Any LTE Device

Posted: December 16, 2015 / Author: Dror Liwer

Aside from being capable of streaming high-bandwidth content such as videos and music to mobile devices,  LTE networks are also popular because they are largely considered to be unhackable. But what will device owners think if they realize LTE networks aren’t impenetrable? Researchers recently showed that LTE networks are indeed hackable – and they can be hacked with some very inexpensive equipment at that.   The Unthinkable Happened Taking equipment that only cost around $1400, researchers were able to hack an LTE network by using the radio layer to force the device into giving away its location, thus allowing them…

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