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These are the 4 top hacking vulnerabilities in today’s cars

There’s a lot of digital technology packed into today’s vehicles.  Even before it’s turned on, a modern car is actively communicating with itself, its maker, its key, your phone, and many more digital points in a concerted effort to help make your life more convenient and safe. That’s the idea behind it all, anyway.  Unfortunately, there are those who would use those communication points as digital on-ramps…

Connected Car Report 2020: The Models Most Open To Hacks

“Connected Car Report 2020: The Models Most Open To Hacks," finds all of Car and Driver’s top 10 best-selling cars for 2020 clearly have features that allow wireless connectivity with safety critical systems and no known way to disconnect those systems. This leaves the vehicles vulnerable to an unprecedented, large-scale hack. To prepare the report, Consumer Watchdog reviewed technical specifications and surveyed dozens of sales…

Gone in 60 Seconds: The Latest High-tech Car Con

No threats, no guns, no violence – but your car is gone in the blink of an eye. It’s the 2020 incarnation of a sophisticated con that gets you to part with the keys to your high-end luxury vehicle – with a smile. A scam so slick that it’s left victims baffled after they willingly parted with their cars to complete strangers. Carte Blanche investigates. (video length 10 mins. 53 seconds): Click this link to see the…

Car-Hacking Expert Says Autonomous Cars Would Be Terrible Drug Mules

The idea of self-driving cars being used for crime has been suggested, but a car-hacking expert told us success for autonomous drug mules or other criminal endeavors is not that likely. The systems will surely be exploited at some point, experts told Car and Driver, but likely not for high-level crimes due to the expense, time, and knowledge it would take to pull it off. However, it's those working at ride-hailing companies and service…

Inter-state car theft racket busted in Navi Mumbai, 5 arrested – mumbai information

In a case much like what you see in motion pictures, the Navi Mumbai crime department busted an inter-state gang that duped folks by providing to hire their autos to company homes and resorts. The police went undercover as tenants and waiters in several housing societies and resorts to lure the gang members. The gang opened bogus firms, took possession of the autos together with their paperwork and later shut store and offered the autos in…

Toronto, Baltimore, New York intercept over 900 stolen cars bound for Nigeria, Ghana

Cities in North America, such as Toronto in Canada, Baltimore and New York in United States said they have intercepted many stolen vehicles bound to be exported to Nigeria, Ghana and other West African countries. York and Toronto police in a statement said they made a “large” recovery of 73 stolen cars worth more than $4.5 million in a joint investigation with the Canada Border Services Agency. Before the recovery, investigators…

Smart ways to tackle the rise in rural crime

RURAL crime, such as vehicle and livestock theft, is on the rise. Figures from the NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report 2020, reveal that rural crime cost the UK £54.3m in 2019, the highest it has been in the last eight years, and an increase of nine per cent from the previous year. Figures from 2019 show that agricultural vehicle theft is up by £1.9m to a total of £9.3m, livestock theft is up by £200,000, to a total of…

Car theft warning: Millions of drivers have no security - ‘essential’ steps to stop crime

Over five million cars could be at risk of crime as one in seven drivers admit to not having any security tools to protect from thieves. The new analysis revealed a massive 40 percent of road users do not have a simple car alarm installed on their vehicles in a major risk. Just 38 percent of motorists had a built-in steering lock connected to their vehicle to stop trespassers driving off with the car. More than 80 percent of motorists did not…

More than 70 stolen vehicles worth $4.5 million recovered in ongoing auto theft investigation

More than 70 vehicles stolen from across the Greater Toronto Area have been recovered as part of an ongoing auto theft investigation by the York Regional Police Auto/Cargo Theft Unit. The investigation began in September, 2020, when investigators working in conjunction with the Toronto Police Service Auto Theft Suppression Unit and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), became aware of a group of people trafficking stolen vehicles out of a…