The Feds Can Access The Private Data On Your Phone Through Your Car
Posted May 5, 2021
- One of the largest law enforcement agencies in the U.S., the Customs And Border Protection, has now found a convenient back door to siphon much of the information from the fortress of your smartphone: your car.
- All the CBP needed was a few hardware kits from a Swedish IT firm called MSAB:
- MSAB marketing materials promise cops access to a vast array of sensitive personal information quietly stored in the infotainment consoles and various other computers used by modern vehicles — a tapestry of personal details akin to what CBP might get when cracking into one’s personal phone.
- Using MSAB’s hardware, the CBP can access data as broad as the following, as The Intercept details:
- MSAB claims that this data can include “Recent destinations, favorite locations, call logs, contact lists, SMS messages, emails, pictures, videos, social media feeds, and the navigation history of everywhere the vehicle has been.
– José Rodríguez Jr. | May 5, 2021