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So I picked one of these up on amazon and plugged it into the port: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R59EKA0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

Downloaded Dash Comand "Android".. http://www.palmerperformance.com/products/dashcommand/

Amazing cheap little tool .. Really good for actuals, gas mileage, timing, codes, HP/0-60 times etc.. For 14 bucks shipped.. cant beat it..

May be good for those folks wondering about things like "OverBoost".. According to my reader my car hits 304 ft/lbs of Torque in overboost.. (WOT from a stop).

Nice little tool for those enthusiasts out there..

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So I think I mentioned this before... I write software for a living and generally as far from fear-mongering stereotypical old fart that will never switch from carburetor to FI for fear of "dem computers" as you can probably find...

As a developer who had a fair share of heated conversations with sales, I can also confidently state that software security always comes second and time to market always first, so this makes the following very believable: http://www.wired.com/2015/08/hackers-cut-corvettes-brakes-via-common-car-gadget/
 

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So I think I mentioned this before... I write software for a living and generally as far from fear-mongering stereotypical old fart that will never switch from carburetor to FI for fear of "dem computers" as you can probably find...

As a developer who had a fair share of heated conversations with sales, I can also confidently state that software security always comes second and time to market always first, so this makes the following very believable: http://www.wired.com/2015/08/hackers-cut-corvettes-brakes-via-common-car-gadget/
Yeah, if someone wants to go crazy and hack my OBDII system on my car.. Go for it.. Everything is hackable, car, phone, computer, etc.. I get what your saying, but I cant wear a tinfoil hat in the car, it keeps hitting the roof :p

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So I think I mentioned this before... I write software for a living and generally as far from fear-mongering stereotypical old fart that will never switch from carburetor to FI for fear of "dem computers" as you can probably find...

As a developer who had a fair share of heated conversations with sales, I can also confidently state that software security always comes second and time to market always first, so this makes the following very believable: http://www.wired.com/2015/08/hackers-cut-corvettes-brakes-via-common-car-gadget/
Does the hack-ability only apply to the insurance company provided dongles which are designed to work over a wireless network or it also applies to the diagnostic dongles which are over bluetooth and an app?
 

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Does the hack-ability only apply to the insurance company provided dongles which are designed to work over a wireless network or it also applies to the diagnostic dongles which are over bluetooth and an app?
I think the main message of the article is that you need to understand that whatever is plugged into the obd2 port (a) has relatively unrestricted access to the onboard computer and (b) has no standards that enforce minimal level of security. Once you are aware of the above, you can decide how much it matters to you... Unless you are a particularly valuable target the answer is probably "not a whole lot" :)
 
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