Vulnerability in Xiaomi's M365 scooter lets hackers control speed, slam on brakes

An electric scooter popular with dockless, ride-sharing services can be made to suddenly accelerate or brake mid-ride thanks to a flaw in the device’s Bluetooth module, security research firm Zimperium reported Tuesday. In a video published today, Zimperium researchers were able to demonstrate their “proof of contact” involving Xiaomi’s popular M365 scooter. The scooter was designed to allow users to remotely lock it using a Bluetooth-enabled app, preventing someone from riding it. Through the hack, Zimperium was able to target any passerby riding any Xiaomi M365 —locking the device, as well as forcing it to accelerate and brake, without physically accessing the scooter. The researchers could issue commands to manipulate any scooter ... Continue reading…

Hackers can stop or speed up Xiaomi's M365 electric scooter

As if there weren't enough safety concerns surrounding electric scooters, here's a new one. Researchers at mobile security firm Zimperium discovered a bug in the Xiaomi M365 ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Engadget

Xiaomi electric scooter reportedly vulnerable to hijacking hack - CNET

Flaw could allow hackers to remotely take control of the vehicle, including acceleration and braking, a researcher says.

Tue 12 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Terrifying flaw lets hackers remotely accelerate or hit the brakes on popular electric scooters

Zimperium has warned that a security vulnerability in Xiaomi's M365 scooter could let anyone savvy enough lock the device, hit the brakes and even cause the device to suddenly accelerate.

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

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