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FCA Recalls 1.4M Vehicles Due to Software Hacking

Fiat Chrysler has issued a recall to update software for approximately 1.4 million vehicles to fix a software loophole that allowed hackers to remotely take over a vehicle through the Uconnect infotainment system. Affected vehicles include the 2015-MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans.

Pairing Smartphones Leaves Renters’ Personal Info Exposed

When renters connect or “pair” their smartphones via Bluetooth, the rental car’s infotainment stores their phone numbers and call logs. Because that personal information is saved inside the car’s system, the next renter can find it.