Some news has been flying a bit under the radar, and it’s my job to make sure everyone stays informed. There’s a bug that hasn’t been addressed yet by Honda that can affect every model made after 2012. It seems that hackers are able to remotely unlock and start your car.
A researcher in security that goes by the alias of Kevin2600 found the issue and has named it the Rolling-PWN. He’s made several videos showing that he can in-fact break into cars and start the engine in them. This is due to the faulty key fob. Kevin2600 dedicated a whole website to this matter, and it’s stated that Honda does no plans to update vehicles.
The reason for exploiting the bug is to try to explain that this is more than just a small issue. It’s a serious vulnerability that affects many Honda vehicle models. The name Rolling-PWN comes from the bug being in the rolling codes mechanism. Also, it’s not called Honda-PWN because this bug could possibly have the same affect on other car brands.
This is definitely something to be aware of, and hopefully Honda will recall affected vehicles. This is a dangerous error in the coding. In the past, things of this sort have happened, although there’s usually a recall shortly after the news goes out. It’s currently up in the air and we just have to wait and see what happens.
You can visit Kevin2600’s website dedicated to Rolling-PWN where you can find videos of his research in action. Please click here if you would like to be redirected to the website.
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