IoT devices leak previous owners' data


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Security researchers have revealed that some IoT devices and connected cars survive being purged when exchanged and leak sensitive information.

The risk posed to connected cars from skilled hackers is well-documented. Among the most high-profile hacks was that of Jeep where researchers hacked a vehicle and took full control of it from controlling the radio to cutting its transmission. Preventing attacks from highly-skilled attackers is an ongoing fight, but at least few have the knowledge to replicate it.

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