Researchers find vulnerabilities in cars connected to smartphones

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160901125240.htm

Many of today’s automobiles leave the factory with secret passengers: prototype software features that are disabled but that can be unlocked by clever drivers. Researchers found vulnerabilities in MirrorLink, a system of rules that allow vehicles to communicate with smartphones. They found that MirrorLink is relatively easy to enable, and when unlocked can allow hackers to use a linked smartphone as a stepping stone to control safety-critical components such as the vehicle’s anti-lock braking system.

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