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Tesla cars keep more data than you think

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Tesla cars keep more data than you think

Post by 93Regina » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:22 am

Note - Video of vehicle crashing can be seen...stupid accident.

Tesla cars keep more data than you think, including this video of a crash that totaled a Model 3

Crashed Tesla vehicles, sold at junk yards and auctions, contain
deeply personal and unencrypted data including info from drivers’
paired mobile devices, and video showing what happened just before the
accident.

Security researcher GreenTheOnly extracted unencrypted video,
phonebooks, calendar items and other data from Model S, Model X and
Model 3 vehicles purchased for testing and research at salvage.

Hackers who test or modify the systems in their own Tesla vehicles are
flagged internally, ensuring that they are not among the first to
receive over-the-air software updates first.
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Many other cars download and store data from users, particularly
information from paired cellphones, such as contact information. The
practice is widespread enough that the US Federal Trade Commission has
issued advisories to drivers warning them about pairing devices to
rental cars, and urging them to learn how to wipe their cars’ systems
clean before returning a rental or selling a car they owned.