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BMW Group addresses possible car hacking issue

The new patch increases data security and has been made in response to a report from the motorist’s association, which had identified a potential security gap when data is transmitted via the mobile phone network.

According to reports more than 2.2 million vehicles could have been affected by the issue, although no cases have come to light yet.

Under the fix, there is no need for vehicles to go to the workshop as the update is carried out automatically as soon as the vehicle connects up to the BMW Group server or the driver calls up the service configuration manually. 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.