Drivers are leaving themselves vulnerable to hackers by failing to wipe information from old cars

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Telephone numbers, addresses and even wifi login details have all been left on old cars. Which? Magazine revealed the failure after surveying 14,000 people who sold a car in the last two years.
Drivers are leaving telephone numbers, addresses and even wifi login details on their old cars, making them vulnerable to hackers, a survey has found.

When smartphones are connected to vehicles via Bluetooth or USB, they synchronise a 'treasure trove' of personal information so that users can play music, enjoy handsfree calls and retrieve live traffic and navigation information.

However, many users forget to wipe these details before selling their car, meaning it could be passed on to future owners.

Which? Magazine revealed the mistake after surveying 14,000 motorists who had sold their vehicle in the last two years.

Failure to wipe data from a car before selling it risks inadvertently giving away personal…
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