25 Feb '16, 5am

Cybersecurity Expert Finds Nissan Leaf Susceptible to Hacking

A cybersecurity expert has found that the Nissan Leaf can be hacked. Troy Hunt says he reached out to Nissan and gave the company one month to fix the issue before making it public, but Nissan did not do so during that time, so Hunt went public. SEE ALSO: Nissan Testing 250-Plus-Mile Range Leaf Mule With New Battery Chemistry The vulnerability was initially discovered at a tech security workshop Hunt was running in Norway. An attendee who owned a Leaf was interested in doing some of his work, and he set up an app to control his car remotely, over the Internet. He inadvertently found he could control other Leafs, too. The app in question is NissanConnect, and Hunt says he thinks that only customers who signed up for a Nissan CarWings account are affected. A hacker who takes control can fiddle with features such as the heat or air conditioning, all from an internet browser, ...

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