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Published August 13, 2015

Car hackers have struck again, this time stopping a Chevrolet Corvette in its tracks, then not letting it stop at all.

The vehicle was fitted with a dongle from Metromile that plugs into a car’s OBD2 port to provide a stream of data that the company uses to charge insurance rates based on how a person drives. Such “by-the-mile” and “safe driver” plans are becoming increasingly popular across the United States, and this particular company provides the service to some Uber drivers.

Wired reports that researchers at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) reverse engineered the cellular-connected device, discovered several security flaws, and developed a way to use it to control several of the 2013 Corvette’s systems by simply sending it text messages.

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