Car Parts Seller Autoyet Reminded People To Watch Out For GPS Hackers
Motorists have to watch out for GPS hackers if they connected GPS trackers to cell phones according to auto parts store Autoyet.
Sydney Morning Herald reported that security specialists DonBeiley, Mathew Solnik and iSEC Partners demonstrated with a notebook how they forced cars with certain alarm systems tounlock cars’ doors and start their engines by sending text messages to them. They found out that more and more car alarms, GPS systems and other devices were connected to mobile phone networks and thus could receive commands through text messaging. Text messages were one means of hackers according to Gerald Tsang, Public Relations manager for auto accessories shop Autoyet.
The new product launch conference of Autoyet was held in Xiangxi Hotel of Hong Kong about GPS navigators(http://www.autoyet.com/
Mr. Tsang said, “More and more devices are able to be connected to mobile phone system, which allows motorists to adjust settings on devices through remote control but also gives hackers a way in. Computer hackers can force some cars to open their doors and start their engines without a key by sending specially crafted messages to a car's anti-theft system. They can also snoop at where you've been by tapping the car's GPS system. Texts are a mighty means of attack because the devices that receive them generally cannot refuse texts and the commands encoded in them. Users can't block texts; only operators of the phone networks can. Though the new GPS trackers are designed with stricter standards to guard against hackers but people still have to watch out for possible attacks.”
Mr.Tsang also unveiled that specialists and car manufacturers were working on this issue.
“Specialists have found this flaw and it will be solved in several months. Car owners don’t need to panic,” said Mr. Tsang.
Autoyet, located in Hong Kong, is an ecommerce auto parts and accessories store. With more than 3500 items covering 80 categories, Autoyet provides auto parts and accessories all over the world with free shipping. All the products have gone through three standard quality control processes before shipping and a six month guarantee on all items on Autoyet.
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