Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cyber Security: Progressive Insurance snapshot dongle is hackable

Jalopnik reported Jan. 20, 2015 that an independent security researcher has confirmed the security vulnerabilities that lie within the OBDII dongle that Progressive Insurance provides more than 2 million customers. Simply put, there is no security encryption coded into the devices between the OBDII port, your car's CAN bus system and Progressive Insurance's servers to the devices. According to Corey Thuen of Digital Bonds Labs, any enterprising entry level hacker can potentially access the same information that Progressive sees seriously compromising whatever information is being shared between you and your insurer. Read the article here.

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