Be Careful When Renting A Hi-Tech Auto

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by Ask Mr. Religion, Jan 26, 2018.

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    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    Renting newer high-tech equipped autos can expose your personal information.

    Sometimes that is a "good thing"

    https://arstechnica.com/information...car-thieves-paired-phones-with-jeep-uconnect/

    Lots of information can be saved when you connect your phone to a car:
    • GPS history.
    • Device name.
    • Address book.
    • In-car internet search history.
    • Music-streaming login, such as Spotify or Pandora.
    • Call log and text messages if you use hands-free calling.
    • WiFi identifiers.

    Before returning the rental, take a few minutes to delete your data.

    Go to vehicle's infotainment system settings, or the Bluetooth setup menu, and delete your device from the paired phones list. A more thorough way to clear data is by finding the factory reset option in the menu.
     
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