Cops Can Extract Data From 10,000 Different Car Models’ Infotainment Systems

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They’re the same technologies that are regularly being exploited by federal law enforcement agencies, with immigration and border cops investing more than ever before on tools that extract masses of data — from passwords to location — from as many as 10,000 different car models. gettyAs cybersecurity researchers detail a flaw that allowed them to unlock and start Honda and Nissan cars from anywhere in the world, border and immigration agencies are buying up tech to exploit weaknesses in vehicle security. The same claim — again without explanation — was made in a warrant filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in Missouri in October, as they sought to gather information from a 2022 Ford F-150.

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