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Insecure car-controlling Android apps are a boon for car thieves

Being an expensive thing, a car requires an approach to security that is no less meticulous than that of a bank account. Yet, car manufacturers are infinitely more interested in providing car-controlling apps with features that will make the connected car owners’ life easier than providing them with good security, Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered. They have tested seven proprietary Android apps by different car manufacturers or third-party developers employed by them, and looked for things like reverse engineering and GUI overlay protection, availability of an integrity check in the app, whether they encrypt username and password, and so on.

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