May 262016
 
 May 26, 2016  Surveillance

Andy Greenberg reports:

The way you drive is surprisingly unique. And in an era when automobiles have become data-harvesting, multi-ton mobile computers, the data collected by your car—or one you rent or borrow—can probably identify you based on that driving style after as little as a few minutes behind the wheel.

In a study they plan to present at the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium in Germany this July, a group of researchers from the University of Washington and the University of California at San Diego found that they could “fingerprint” drivers based only on data they collected from internal computer network of the vehicle their test subjects were driving, what’s known as a car’s CAN bus.

Read more on Wired.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

  2 Responses to “A Car’s Computer Can ‘Fingerprint’ You in Minutes Based on How You Drive”

  1. How is this legal? Do privacy lawyers read this blog? I hope more can explain on how this can go through legally.

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