Connected home chargers can bring a higher level of convenience to the electric-car ownership experience, allowing more flexibility with remote access, charge scheduling, power-output adjustment, and even data displays. But according to the cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab, they can also bring a higher level of vulnerability to your home. Kaspersky Lab reports that it recently discovered EV chargers from “a major vendor” with vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cyber-attackers. The security experts note that a hacker could either remotely stop a charge on the unit...
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