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“As the leading manufacturer in the networking of driver, vehicle and the surrounding environment, the BMW Group is increasing the security of data transmission in its vehicles.”

This is what the car maker told its customers about a fix for its ConnectDrive app, that allowed car thieves to unlock cars in a matter of seconds.
Clearly there’s a few lessons for anyone in IT the next time they make a boo boo with the mission-critical server.
And it doesn’t stop there… the company went on to say how well it had issued the fix: “The BMW Group has responded promptly and increased the security of BMW Group ConnectedDrive, because no cases have come to light yet in which data has been called up actively by unauthorised persons from outside or an attempt of this kind is made in the first place.”
“OK boss, as the best IT admin here I’ve taken the liberty to release a patch. I just want you to know, I’ve responded promptly and increased the security of the server, because no cases have come to light yet in which data has been called up actively by unauthorised persons from outside or an attempt of this kind is made in the first place.”

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