Monday, October 2, 2023

Cars that would reveal your private information

A study by the Internet browser Mozilla has shown that several vehicle brands do not handle their owners’ personal data very securely.

The analysis takes into account 25 brands such as Kia, Nissan, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Dodge, Toyota, Fiat, Audi, Volkswagen, Ford, Renault, BMW, Mercedes Benz among other things.

How was the study carried out?

It is important to remember that cars of all brands have a computer that allows mobile phones and other devices to be connected to the vehicle make it easier to answer calls, play music and even operate the GPS.

Therefore, drivers or owners often use these features without knowing that the information could be compromised.

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According to the study, this includes data such as the routes you frequently take, your home address, frequent stops and places you visit and even the songs you hear could be sold.

This means that the majority of brands have a negative result when it comes to data protection. According to Mozilla, 84% of car brands share this information with service providers.

Actually, More than 15 brands admitted to having the ability to sell users’ personal data.

What is noteworthy, however, is that this is not an illegal practice, as the company discloses the terms of the privacy policy when purchasing the vehicle, which includes, among other things are accepted by the owners.

Furthermore, they point out that this information can be crucial for hackers. Because brands don’t update customer history.

Automotive brands that least protect your data

  • Nissan
  • Buick
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  • Hyundai
  • Chevrolet
  • Evade
  • Lincoln
  • Fiat
  • Honda
  • Toyota
  • Subaru
  • Lexus
  • Audi
  • GMC
  • Volkswagen
  • Acura
  • jeep
  • ford
  • Chrysler
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Cadillac
  • BMW
  • Renault
  • Tesla
  • Dacia
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