Reply to post: Re: Cue maliious USB sticks in the Post

Fiat Chrysler recalls THOUSANDS more cars to swerve hack-my-brakes roadkill

Graham Marsden
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Re: Cue maliious USB sticks in the Post

As soon as I saw the line "customers [...] will be sent a USB device that they'll be urged to use to upgrade the car's flawed software" I was thinking exactly the same.

The crook fakes up something that appears to come from Ford, gullible owner plugs it into their car (of course there's probably *no* security validation or any sort of checking to make sure it's legit), then, the next night, they walk up to the car, activate the unlock over-ride code that got installed and drive off with a nice shiny nearly new car...

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