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BMW cars found to contain more than a dozen flaws

They could, in theory, let hackers take at least partial control of affected vehicleswhile in use.

The researchers identified ways to compromise the cars by plugging in infected USB sticks, as well via contactless means including Bluetooth and the vehicles’ own 3G/4G data links.

BMW is working on fixes.

Its customers have been advised to keep an eye out for software updates and other counter-measures from the German company over the coming months.