Nissan apologizes, shutters mobile app that left Leaf EV hackable

Nissan has shut down a popular mobile app for its Leaf electric vehicle after security experts demonstrated they could use the app’s insecure APIs to remotely control any vehicles’ functions.

“We apologize for the disappointment caused to our Nissan Leaf customers who have enjoyed the benefits of our mobile apps,” Nissan wrote in an emailed reply to Computerworld. “However, the quality and seamless operation of our products is paramount.”

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The Nissan Leaf and the remote app that allowed hackers to access any vehicle for which they had the VIN.

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