An anonymous reader writes BMW has fixed a security bug which left 2.2 million cars, including models from Rolls Royce and Mini, exposed to hackers. The flaw was discovered in vehicles using BMW's ConnectedDrive software, which runs from an installed on-board Sim card. Via the smartphone app, owners can remotely control a number of functions including door locks, air conditioning and sounding the horn. Researchers from the German motorist association ADAC identified the flaw which allowed the system to connect to fake mobile phone networks, enabling hackers to remotely control the Sim card.
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