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The OBD-II Port Threat
Cybercriminals can do considerable damage when they have physical access to your vehicle via the On-Board Diagnostics-II (OBD-II) port.
Standard on all vehicles manufactured after 1996, the OBD-II port is located on the interior of the vehicle – usually under the dashboard on the driver’s side – and allows direct communication with the vehicle’s computer. Mechanics use this for routine maintenance checks, but hackers can also use it to infiltrate the vehicle, so it’s important to know who has access to your vehicle.