Car hacking

Pierluigi Paganini January 04, 2023
Critical flaws found in Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, and other carmakers

BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, and other popular carmakers use vulnerable APIs that could have allowed attackers to perform malicious activities. Cybersecurity researcher Sam Curry and his colleagues discovered many vulnerabilities in the vehicles manufactured by tens of carmakers and services implemented by vehicle solutions providers. The vulnerabilities could have been exploited by threat actors to perform […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 04, 2022
Law enforcement agencies can extract data from thousands of cars’ infotainment systems

Law enforcement agencies can extract data from the infotainment systems of thousands of different car models. Data managed by infotainment systems in modern vehicles are a valuable source of information for the investigation of law enforcement agencies. Modern vehicles come with sophisticated infotainment systems that are connected online and that could represent an entry point […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 18, 2022
Law enforcement arrested 31 suspects for stealing cars by hacking key fobs

An international law enforcement operation led by Europol disrupted a cybercrime ring focused on hacking wireless key fobs to steal cars. The French authorities in cooperation with their Spanish and Latvian peers, and with the support of Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a cybercrime organization specializing in the theft of cars by hacking key fobs.  […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 10, 2022
Experts demonstrate how to unlock several Honda models via Rolling-PWN attack

Bad news for the owners of several Honda models, the Rolling-PWN Attack vulnerability can allow unlocking their vehicles. A team of security Researchers Kevin2600 and Wesley Li from Star-V Lab independently discovered a flaw in Honda models, named the Rolling-PWN Attack vulnerability (CVE-2021-46145), that can allow unlocking their vehicles- A remote keyless entry system (RKE) […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 19, 2021
Hacking the infotainment system used in Mercedes-Benz cars

Security researchers identified five vulnerabilities in the infotainment system in Mercedes-Benz cars, four of them are remotely exploitable. Security researchers with Tencent Security Keen Lab identified five vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2021-23906, CVE-2021-23907, CVE-2021-23908, CVE-2021-23909, and CVE-2021-23910, in the latest infotainment system in Mercedes-Benz cars. The experts focused their analysis on the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2021
Hacking a Tesla Model X with a DJI Mavic 2 drone equipped with a WIFI dongle

A security duo has demonstrated how to hack a Tesla Model X’s and open the doors using a DJI Mavic 2 drone equipped with a WIFI dongle. The scenario is disconcerting, hackers could use a drone to fly on your Tesla Model X and open the doors, a couple of researchers demonstrated. The researchers Kunnamon, […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 23, 2020
Researchers show how to steal a Tesla Model X in a few minutes

Boffins have demonstrated how to steal a Tesla Model X in a few minutes by exploiting vulnerabilities in the car’s keyless entry system. A team of researchers from the Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC) group at the KU Leuven University in Belgium has demonstrated how to steal a Tesla Model X in minutes by […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 09, 2020
Remotely hack a Mercedes-Benz E-Class is possible, experts demonstrated

Chinese researchers discovered tens of vulnerabilities in a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, including issues that can be exploited to remotely hack it. A team of Chinese experts from Sky-Go, the Qihoo 360 division focused on car hacking, discovered 19 vulnerabilities in a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, including some issues that can be exploited by attackers to remotely hack a […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 17, 2019
Expert was awarded $10,000 for disclosing XSS flaw to Tesla

Tesla paid $10,000 a researcher that found a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that could have been exploited to change vehicle information. The security researcher Sam Curry has earned $10,000 from Tesla after reporting a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw that could have been exploited to obtain vehicle information and potentially modify it. Curry discovered […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 23, 2019
Pwn2Own 2019 Day 3: Experts hacked Tesla 3 browser

Pwn2Own 2019 Day 3 – Experts earned $35,000 and a Tesla Model 3 after hacking the vehicle’s web browser. Pwn2Own 2019 Day 3 – Hackers focused their efforts on car hacking, two teams participated in the competitions but only one of them reached the goal. The security experts Amat Cama and Richard Zhu of team […]