Xiaomi's Popular Electric Scooter M365 Can Be Hacked To Speed Up or Stop
Tuesday February 12, 2019. 03:45 PM , from Slashdot
Idan quickly found that he could connect to the scooter via Bluetooth without being asked to enter a password or otherwise authenticate. From there, he could go a step further and install firmware on the scooter without the system checking that this new software was an official, trusted Xiaomi update. This means that an attacker could easily put malware on a scooter, giving herself full command over it. 'I was able to control any of the scooter features without authentication and install malicious firmware,' Idan says. 'An attacker could brake suddenly, or accelerate a person into traffic, or whatever the worst case scenario you can imagine.'
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