STOP! Don't Plug Your Phone Into That Rental Car

What Your Phone Tells Your Rental Car

GREENSBORO, NC -- Vacations. Car Repairs. Weddings.Sometimes, you have to rent a car.

Your driving life might be synced to your smart phone, so you get a rental with similar options. We like routine. But when you connect a device, that imprint could last long after you return the car.

Here's how you can protect your information. The Federal Trade Commission Skip using the USB port - and use an adapter to charge your devices.

Hooking up through the USB could automatically transfer data from your phone. If you use the car's infotainment system, see if it allows you to specify who information the system can access.

Don't allow it to access your contacts.and delete your data from the car before you return it.
The car system could keep locations you've entered in GPS - like where you work or live.

 

(© 2016 WFMY)


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