Nissan disables Leaf car app over hacking exposure

February 25, 2016 3:48 PM

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Nissan disabled its NissanConnect EV, an app that allows users of its electric Leaf car to control the temperature after it was found to be susceptible to hacking.

The app was used by Australian computer security researcher Troy Hunt to hack into a Nissan leaf by using only the car's vehicle identification number, or VIN. He said he was able to review the vehicle's driving record and control its temperature settings.

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