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That little gizmo saving you hundreds on car insurance? It's wide open to hackers

That little gizmo saving you hundreds on car insurance? It's wide open to hackers
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Recently, more car insurance companies have been using technology to track your driving habits. They can save you big bucks on your insurance bill by proving you're a safe driver.

It's all well and good to save money (there's no one that loves free more than I do), but sometimes there's a different price to pay when you save money. Now we know that at least one of these devices is extremely vulnerable to hacking

Take for instance the Progressive car insurance "SnapShot" dongle. It's a gizmo that plugs into your car's computer to get speed and location info to create a custom insurance plan for you. And if you have it, your car could be hijacked.

Next page: Find out how your car could be at risk. 
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