Car-hacking: Bluetooth and other security issues

    Date06 Aug 2012
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2336
    Posted ByDave Wreski
    A disgruntled former employee of Texas Auto Center chose a creative way to get back at the Austin-based dealership: He hacked into the company's computers and remotely activated the vehicle-immobilization system, which triggered the horn and disabled the ignition system in more than 100 of the vehicles. The dealership had installed the system in their cars as a way to deal with customers who fell behind on their payments.

    Police arrested the man and charged him with breach of computer security. His legal status was unclear as of our deadline for this story.

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