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Sons of IoT: Bikers hack Jeeps in auto theft spree

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Re: Not IoT related, just bad security

The 'regional' BMW distribution center for the U.S. is a big facility in New Jersey that's not open to the public. I'm pretty sure that it is vastly more difficult to "steal the credentials" from there than get a low-level job at any local dealership and use the parts counter terminal during the lunch break.

Even with a system that allowed distributed access to the key database, Jeep should have had a system in place to log and analyze access to the database.

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