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Software vulnerabilities in Hyundai app exposed vehicles to high-tech thieves, says cyber security firm

Software vulnerabilities in Hyundai app exposed vehicles to high-tech thieves, says cyber security firm

Software vulnerabilities in a Hyundai Motor Co app that lets a car be started remotely made the company’s vehicles susceptible to theft from high-tech thieves for three months before the company fixed the bug in March, a cyber-security firm said.

Hyundai introduced a flaw in a Dec 8, 2016 update to the mobile app for its Blue Link connected car software that made it possible for car thieves to locate vulnerable vehicles, unlock and start the vehicles, said Tod Beardsley, research director with cyber security firm Rapid7 Inc.

Hyundai confirmed the bug’s existence and said it moved quickly to fix the problem.

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