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WOW… A security hole has been found in this big car brands.

So a huge bug has been found in the alarm system of big car brand, some of which include Clifford, Viper, and Pandora. The bug has been estimated to be on about 3 million vehicles(what). With the bug, people who know their way around you can activate car alarms, unlock a vehicle’s doors and start the engine via the insecure app😨.

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Companies like pandora who describe thier system as “unhackable” allowed a user to reset account passwords for any account. The password flaw allowed researchers significant access to the app. They could take control of the smart alarm😯, track any vehicle in real-time😨, remotely activate the alarm😱,open the door locks😵(what!!!!), and then to top it all you can even start the engine😥😷😭.

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The ethical hackers also looked at smart alarms produced by Clifford, which is the market leader in third-partyalarms in the UK. The team found that it was possible touse a legitimate account to access other users’ profiles and to then change the passwords for those accounts and take control. A security consultant at Pen Test Partners said “I could look on the system and look for a nice Lamborghini or a Porsche, locateone close to where I am, go and start that car if no one’s around, open the doors and drive away”

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Even the parent company Directed, confirmed the and admitted that”customers’ accounts could have been accessed without authorisation… as a result of a recent update”, but no need to worry(well you should be worried just a bit) the security flaw has been resolved. In a statement, Russia-based Pandora Alarms, which also sells products in the UK, said: “We have made changes to the code and upgraded security. Thepain point has been removed.”

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Security expert Professor Alan Woodward said it starting to become a trend for companies, they focus on front-end so much leaving the back-end volunerable and susceptible to attacks, “It should be the companies paying for this, not researchers doing it as a sideline,” he said.

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