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Segway miniPRO Flaws Put Riders at Risk of Injury

The Ninebot by Segway miniPRO hoverboard-style electric scooter is affected by several vulnerabilities that can be exploited to take control of the device and possibly injure the rider, security consulting firm IOActive warned.

The Segway miniPRO is accompanied by a mobile application that allows users to obtain diagnostics data about the vehicle, change settings, update the firmware, enable anti-theft mechanisms, and find other hoverboarders nearby.

IOActive researchers analyzed the miniPRO application and determined that an attacker could have intercepted unencrypted Bluetooth communications between the scooter and the mobile app.

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