In a statement to Computerworld, GM said it takes matters that affect its customers' safety and security "very seriously."
"GM product cybersecurity representatives have reviewed the potential vulnerability recently identified. In working with the researcher, we moved quickly to secure our back-office system and reduce risk," the company stated. "However, further action is necessary on the RemoteLink app itself. We take all cyber matters seriously and an enhanced RemoteLink app will also be made available in app stores soon to fully mitigate the risk."
The OnStar RemoteLink app works with Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows mobile devices and has been downloaded by more than 3 million people, according to OnStar's website.
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