Is EcoRoute HD a security risk?
Boyd 2002 Points
edited June 2014 in Garmin Auto Forum (Garmin Nuvi, Garmin Drive Forum)
I thought that this claim from @Pete57 deserved a thread of its own….
Here's one article I found in a quick search: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/09/18/bmw-stolen-hacking-kit/I have learned that Ecoroute HD provides an unsecure wireless access to the car OBD2 connection which in turn can be used to clone a car key from outside and thus the bad guys can steal my car easily without breaking and entering. Therefore I would not dare use Ecoroute HD anyway even if it worked properly. I would need a guarantee from Garmin that the wireless connection to OBD2 is secure with strong encryption and authentication. There is no password setting for the connection so I have to assume it is not secure enough. And BMW should give a guarantee that OBD2 does not provide key cloning information in recent models.