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Travelers, beware! Hacking lurks in Wi-Fi, plugs and ports

Dec 19, 2016 - USA Today

Last time I rented a car, its onboard infotainment system offered to pair with my iPhone, and I instinctively pushed the "yes" button.

Wrong answer.

Such convenient connections can be a trap for travelers, experts warn. The Federal Trade Commission recently sounded the alarm on smartphones interfacing with the onboard computers of rental cars, saying it could expose your personal information to future renters, employees or even hackers. There are other sources of danger for your data...