Tue Feb 21, 2017, 12:47 PM
Currentsitguy (9,605 posts)
Thinking about buying a used "connected" car? Think again.
Without naming the machine's maker, Henderson related the kinds of features beloved of high-end marques: “geolocation of the car, climate control, navigation control, it allowed me to remotely honk the car horn … and finally I could unlock the car.”
Henderson feels that none of that should have been possible years after he disposed of the car. Especially as he says he ran a factory reset, reset his garage door and had traded the old car through a factory dealership (which, he has explained in interviews like this with CNN should have revoked his access to the old car).
The situation is, Henderson says, a “catastrophic failure”, but it's one that occurs all over Internet of Things products – cars, houses, light bulbs and the rest.
The problem is pretty obvious: much of the industry is treating products as consumables, and any attention that's paid to security is focussed on the first buyer.
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