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Wireless Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems in Cars May Compromise Privacy, Pose Security Threat

August 12, 2010

computing graphic New wireless technologies in cars may compromise a driver's privacy and pose a security threat, warn researchers at Rutgers University. Modern automobiles are increasingly equipped with wireless sensors and devices, such as systems that monitor air pressure inside tires and trigger dashboard warnings if a tire's pressure drops. These wireless signals can be intercepted 120 feet away from the car using a simple receiver, despite the shielding provided by the metal car body. Full Story

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