The cyber security firm Rapid7 recently recently informed the Hyundai Motor Company that its Blue Link smartphone application might be exposing its customers to an unsavory element — serving up another reminder that convenience frequently comes at a cost.Software vulnerabilities in the app allowed Blue Link-equipped vehicles to be unlocked and even started remotely, making them susceptible to theft from high-tech criminals for a period of three months until the company finally fixed the bug in March. Hyundai says that is is unaware of any mishaps stemming from the issue.“The issue did not have a direct impact on vehicle safety,” said Jim Trainor, a spokesman for Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai is not aware of any customers being impacted by this potential vulnerability.”Before anyone flies off the handle to go on an anti-technology rant, remember that low-tech solutions remain the car thief’s primary weapons of choice. While some thieves are using key programmers and plugging into diagnostic ports before driving away, the $9 slim jim and screwdriver method still work just fine on plenty of vehicles. Computer-based crime is just one of many ways to accomplish the same goal.Still, in the case of the Hyundai bug, the car isn’t the only thing that’s… Read full this story
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