Don’t think that a car with a sophisticated security system will be more secure. Because the car with advanced technology was actually the target of hacking. So how does the car security system get hacked?
Pen Test Partners as an expert on security conducted a piracy test on a car by hacking its advanced security system made by Pandora and Viper SmartStart. Both of these security systems are very popular and almost more than 3 million cars have used the car’s security system.
How the hacked car security system works?
Theoretically, this security system is considered more sophisticated than just a car alarm. Where when the car is stolen the car’s security system can monitor its movements, turn off the engine and can lock the car door while waiting for the police. All of these things can be done with the user’s cellphone.
That way it might look more comfortable using a car with the security system. But besides that it also has the risk of being hacked easily rather than stealing in the traditional way.
Hackers can easily hijack accounts and log into applications using the victim account. Then the perpetrator will also get access to the user’s data and smart alarm functions from the system.
Not only until here, the perpetrators can also replace the victim’s password, so the owner cannot access the admission at all, as written by Kaspersky Lab in his press release.
To commit a crime, breaking down the system is also not too difficult. They do not need to buy the security system at all at an expensive price of up to (USD 5000). They simply steal the victim’s account access using a smartphone.
But this can be tricked by changing the email address that is connected to the account without user authorization. Then after changing the password, the password change will work.