Buyers of used cars Tesla can find out personal information of former owners

Tesla cars equipped with a large number of different sensors and gather much personal information about the owners. For example, the vehicle system can store data about the trips of the owner, his calls, task lists, calendar and more. News outlet CNBC has published a report on how researchers in the field of computer security were able to discover a lot of personal data in overbought cars Tesla Model 3, Model S and Model X. As a rule, confidential information is inadvertently owners themselves, but the fault of the manufacturer in this too.

Автомобиль Tesla Model 3

The vulnerability of personal data became known after a group of “white hackers” were able to pull out of hand-bought Tesla Model 3 information about his former owner. Remaining in the system gave them to understand that the car belonged to a construction company, and it was used by several people. It hinted synchronization with at least seventeen different devices that gave the car 11 lists with phone numbers, email addresses, calendar entries, and latest 73 routes the navigation system.

Considering how technically complex cars Tesla, I am very surprised that they are so careless with users ‘ personal data.

Ashkan Soltani, an expert on computer security

When selling your car owners can erase personal data, reset to factory settings. However, many people simply don’t care about it, or are unable to clean due to non-performing after the accident display inside the car. According to Soltani’s, manufacturers such as Tesla are required to take care of the security of personal data of the users themselves, and not to shift responsibility.

It turns out that car owners have to realize that cars are collecting as much information as smartphones. As a rule, the sale of mobile devices, each person carefully deletes all personal information — perhaps people it is time to do the same with cars?

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