Do You Want To Hack A Segway?

Jul 19, 2017 at 4:35 PM ET

How would one go about hacking a Segway?

Apparently, it’s not very hard at all.

Cybersecurity firm IOActive was able to hack a Segway Minipro through the device’s phone app.

The app connects to the high-end hoverboard via bluetooth, which leaves its firmware vulnerable to overrides.

This allows hackers to take control and remotely drive it away. Or even stop a rider mid-motion.

IOActive says Segway needs to improve its security and encrypt the firmware.

Oh, for the simple days of riding a bike…