Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have looked into the security of 13 different car-sharing apps from creators all around the world, including the US, Europe, and Russia, and found out that every application have some sort of security issues. These issues could lead to criminals taking control of shared cars without detection or by hijacking someone else’s user data.
Once access is gained through the app, a criminal can do almost anything – from stealing the vehicle or its details, through to causing damage or using it for malicious purposes.
Apps are designed to make our lives easier and transactions more convenient. This concept has been taken one step further, with the advent of “sharing” apps, which make everything from food delivery, through to taxi and car sharing a more cost-effective way of using services. But while car sharing apps are invaluable for those on a low income and remove any over payment of vehicle ownership or maintenance, they can also add a security risk for manufacturers and users alike.
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