Application Security

11/16/2018
04:25 PM
50%
50%

New Bluetooth Hack Affects Millions of Vehicles

Attack could expose the personal information of drivers who sync their mobile phone to a vehicle entertainment system.

A new attack dubbed CarsBlues exploits security weaknesses in the infotainment systems in several types of vehicles via Bluetooth - threatening the privacy of users who have synced their phones to their cars.

According to researchers at Privacy4Cars, which makes a mobile app of the same name for erasing PII from vehicles, tens of millions of vehicles could be affected worldwide, and that number could rise.

The greatest risk exists for drivers who sync their phones to vehicles that have been rented, borrowed, or leased and returned. The researchers from Privacy4Cars, who discovered the vulnerability, recommend that drivers in those cases completely erase that information before turning in the vehicle.

For more, read here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
edoroskevic
50%
50%
edoroskevic,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/21/2018 | 5:16:08 PM
what is the actual vulnerability?
i mean, it's easy to state there is an issue that contributes to the systems vulnerability. This said, it lacks depth and description. From a risk perspective, it would be beneficial to learn more about the actual component that contributes to the overall systems vulnerability. At present, I am left under impression - this is a marketing compaign...
Cyberspider
50%
50%
Cyberspider,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/19/2018 | 7:25:22 AM
Re: Misnomer
From what I read it sounds like you do need to do something in order to compromise the security to get the data rather than just being able to obtain it. So I think it does count as an attack, although obviously the key point is remove data after use if syncing a personal device to a borrowed/hire car
geekamongus
50%
50%
geekamongus,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/18/2018 | 4:57:37 PM
Misnomer
Can it really be considered an "attack" if this is merely a result of unerased data leftover from someone synching their phone to a rental car? I call ciickbait shenanigans.
'PowerSnitch' Hacks Androids via Power Banks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  12/8/2018
The Case for a Human Security Officer
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure Mentem,  12/5/2018
Windows 10 Security Questions Prove Easy for Attackers to Exploit
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  12/5/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
10 Best Practices That Could Reshape Your IT Security Department
This Dark Reading Tech Digest, explores ten best practices that could reshape IT security departments.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-8651
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
A cross site scripting vulnerability exists when Microsoft Dynamics NAV does not properly sanitize a specially crafted web request to an affected Dynamics NAV server, aka "Microsoft Dynamics NAV Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability." This affects Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
CVE-2018-8652
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
A Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists when Windows Azure Pack does not properly sanitize user-provided input, aka "Windows Azure Pack Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability." This affects Windows Azure Pack Rollup 13.1.
CVE-2018-8617
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the Chakra scripting engine handles objects in memory in Microsoft Edge, aka "Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability." This affects Microsoft Edge, ChakraCore. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-8583, CVE-2018-8...
CVE-2018-8618
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the Chakra scripting engine handles objects in memory in Microsoft Edge, aka "Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability." This affects Microsoft Edge, ChakraCore. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-8583, CVE-2018-8...
CVE-2018-8619
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-12
A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Internet Explorer VBScript execution policy does not properly restrict VBScript under specific conditions, aka "Internet Explorer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability." This affects Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 11, Internet Exp...