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Nissan has disabled the official app for its Leaf electric cars over concerns that a software flaw left the vehicles open to hackers. Security researcher Troy Hunt discovered the vulnerability and warned the Japanese automaker that hackers could use it to remotely drain a car’s battery and get their hands on journey data, Digital Spy reports citing BBC News. Hackers could theoretically monitor their target’s location and drain their battery to leave them stranded miles from home. However, the glitch did not put lives at risk as it cannot by exploited while a car is in motion.