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Car alarm hacked via wi-fi

The alarm on Mitsubishi's Outlander hybrid car can be turned off via security bugs in its on-board wi-fi, researchers have found.

The loophole could mean thieves who exploit the bugs gain time to break into and steal a vehicle.

The vulnerability can also be used to fiddle with some of the car's settings and drain its battery.

The wi-fi weaknesses have been demonstrated to Mitsubishi, which is now working on a way to fix them.

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  • 06 Jun 2016
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