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Tencent helps Toyota fix security vulnerabilities in Lexus NX300

Intensifying cyberattacks put 'white hat' hackers in the spotlight

Researchers at Tencent Keen Security Lab discovered vulnerabilities in the computer system of Toyota Motor's Lexus NX300 sport utility vehicle. (Photo courtesy of  Toyota)

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor has praised Chinese technology company Tencent Holdings for finding vulnerabilities in the computer system of its Lexus NX300 sport utility vehicle, shining a spotlight on "white hat" hackers.

In March, Toyota announced that vulnerabilities in the system had been discovered by Tencent Keen Security Lab, which warned that they could be wirelessly exploited by malicious hackers.

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