Mar 122018
 
 March 12, 2018  Posted by  Business, Surveillance

Thomas Fox-Brewster reports:

All it might take is a USB stick and 10 seconds for a Mazda to be turned into a kind of spy mobile.

Two researchers who’ve been probing one of the car maker’s models in recent months found the vehicle was collecting an awful lot of information from drivers’ smartphones, including text messages, call records, app activity, photos, contacts, GPS history and emails. And it was storing all that information unencrypted, they claim. They later discovered a way to install malware on the car, forcing it not only to hand over all that information, but track the location of the vehicle in almost real-time.

Read more on Forbes.

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