Controlling vehicle features of Nissan LEAFs across the globe via vulnerable APIs

An older article from about 12 months ago, but still interesting nonetheless. I’m writing this now in Jul/2016, and by the time it gets published in Jan/2017, I’m certain that there will be multiple high-profile remote security breaches in cars (like the Jeep one from last year). Automobile manufacturers are notoriously bad at in-car technology, but are desperate to add the latest tech and apps, to sell more cars to younger people.

“Amongst the list of features the media release talks about being added to the NissanConnect app is the ability to remotely show the vehicle position on a map and analyse your driving. Whilst there are obvious upsides to drivers having access to these features, seeing them presented within the security implementation of the current app would be very worrying for obvious reasons.”

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