Hacker reveals OnStar weakness can unlock and start GM car

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Date: August 1st, 2015

onLOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles hacker shared a video online showing how he can use a device to locate, unlock and remote start vehicles with the OnStar system installed.

Samy Kamkar’s latest “Applied Hacking” video on YouTube shows how a hacker using a device called “OwnStar” can locate, unlock and remote start a vehicle with the OnStar RemoteLink service after intercepting communications between the owner’s OnStar cellphone app and the OnStar service.

GM, which markets vehicles with OnStar system previously installed, and OnStar are “actively working to resolve this issue,” Kamkar wrote in the video’s description.  More

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