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About the Hearst Autos Gear Team

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<p>Miller and Valasek's research gave automakers a kick in the backside. Carmakers learned they needs to protect their infotainment systems, and keep doing so, even taking a page from the tech industry by roping in the services of hackers to help them pinpoint bugs in their systems. So far over 200 bugs have been found.<span data-redactor-tag="span" data-verified="redactor"></span></p>

<p>To take proper precautions, take your car to reputable dealerships only, and pay attention to technical service bulletins (the NHTSA offers handy updates) that might include updates to your infotainment system. Those plug-in USB dongles from insurance companies that track your driving style? They've been linked to myriad vulnerabilities. Likewise, the remote shutdown systems can lock a car down if the owner doesn't pay the dealership. In 2010, one disgruntled dealership ex-employee managed to shut down over 100 cars, which had been equipped with a device to do exactly that. In the end, <em data-redactor-tag="em">anything</em> has the potential to be hacked, so protect yourself.</p>

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