Jul 052015
 July 5, 2015  Breaches, Business

Kim Komando reports:

There are plenty of reasons to rent a car, from leaving an unreliable car behind on a vacation to getting around on a business trip. But there is a real hidden danger when renting a car that you may not even realize. And this one action on your part could put you and your family at substantial risk.

Rental companies continually upgrade their fleets with newer-model cars. The latest infotainment systems let you connect, or “pair,” your smartphone via Bluetooth with the car. Once done, you can take calls over the car’s audio system, dial from the center console, get directions or stream your music. Others include a USB connection so you can get everything I just mentioned and charge your phone.

When you connect your gadget to a car with Bluetooth, the car stores your phone number to make it easier to connect later. It also stores your call logs, including any contacts you dialed. Just one problem: All that information is saved inside the system and just sitting around for the next renter to find.

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