29 Feb '16, 11am

Security Flaws Made Nissan Leaf Owners Vulnerable to a Hack

Motor Trend : Nissan Shuts Down Leaf Mobile App Following Security Hack Last week, Nissan deactivated the NissanConnect EV app for its Leaf electric car. The automaker made the move after a computer researcher exposed a security issue that allowed hackers to view information and control features on others’ Nissan Leaf EVs. Researcher Troy Hunt reportedly discovered the flaw last month before publishing his findings on his blog Wednesday. According to Hunt, a flaw allows hackers to use the app to control the Leaf’s climate control system simply by obtaining the vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The security flaw also provides access to the vehicle battery’s state of charge. MIT News : Solar Cells as Light as a Soap Bubble Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt,...

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