[funsec] Onstar - throwing the baby out with the bath water
cboyd at gizmopartners.com
Wed Nov 18 15:28:27 CST 2009
On Nov 18, 2009, at 12:25 PM, Alex Eckelberry wrote:
> I'm not so sure. While I empathize with the mother, Onstar does have a
> point--they can't reactivate the Onstar system without someone pressing
> the "Blue button".
> A software design/architecture issue, which could undoubtedly be fixed
> going forward.
Yes, they will probably looking at changing that. Which opens another can of worms. How do you know the caller's not just trying to steal the car or something from the car? Stolen Visa card + access to DMV registration records + OnStar = access to any car in the mall parking lot.
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