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Security gap in BMW ConnectedDrive: Over 420,000 cars could be opened

Wolfgang Groeger-Maier
Security hole in BMW ConnectedDrive
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BMW has installed an update

D emnach this security gap meant that the affected models, which have been equipped with the ConnectedDrive system since 2010, could be opened within a few minutes via cellular network. There were no traces of this external access to be found. In Germany, 423,000 models were affected by the problem.

The ADAC did not publish the vulnerability in order to give the manufacturer the opportunity to close it and not to call for imitators. So far, the car club has not had any knowledge that this security gap was also used by criminals.

'No visit to the workshop or replacement of parts are necessary to close the security gap, as the encryption has been switched on in the background since December 8, 2014 takes place via cellular network ', so the ADAC. However, vehicle owners cannot recognize the update. If you want to be on the safe side because your vehicle has had no cell phone reception for a long period of time (vehicle was in an underground car park, battery was disconnected), you can contact the BMW hotline (+49 89 1250 160 10).

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