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August 3, 2015

Despite Security Issues, Chrysler-Fiat Sales Jumped 6% in July

Chrysler has recorded gains for 64 months straight in the United States, and despite security vulnerability revelations that came out last month, July was no exception. The company posted more than 6% in gains in the United States in July over June.

This could explain the company’s willingness to recall vehicles that have certain security weaknesses that allowed them to be shut down remotely while in operation. Interestingly, the Jeep brand, which was the target of the hacking revelations, was one of Chrysler’s biggest performers, posting a 23% gain in sales.

Compared to other major auto manufacturers, Chrysler is doing well. By acting quickly in response to [...]

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July 31, 2015

GM’s OnStar App Can Be Hacked to Unlock and Start Vehicles

Samy Kamkar announced in a video on Thursday that the OnStar application for General Motors cars was not safe. He said he had figured out how to hack the app to unlock and start random vehicles. All of this was meant to advise drivers not to use the app.

Kamkar will be giving more in-depth information on the hack at next week’s Def Con conference in Las Vegas. In the meantime, anyone who uses the app would be advised to stop until the company updates it with new security measures.

According to OnStar, more than 3 million people are currently using the application. If the exploit were to reach even a portion of this massive user base, it could be very bad for [...]

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