Five months after returning rental car, man still has remote control | Ars Technica

BEWARE WHEN YOU PAIR!

Man can still track vehicle, lock and unlock it, and start and stop its engine.

Sinclair’s opinion of mobile apps in rental cars is decidedly less favorable. That’s because, five months after he returned the vehicle on May 31, his app continues to have control over the vehicle. Despite multiple other people renting the SUV in the intervening months, FordPass still allows Sinclair to track the location of the vehicle, lock and unlock it, and start or stop its engine. Sinclair has brought the matter to Ford’s attention, both through its website and multiple times on Twitter. So far, Ford has done nothing to kill his access.

Source: Five months after returning rental car, man still has remote control | Ars Technica

By DAN GOODIN 10/28/2019