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Safe Driver Discount Devices Could Be Used To Track A

Safe Driver Discount Devices Could Be Used To Track A Driver's Location

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Allowing insurance companies to monitor your driving habits in exchange for a discount on your premiums might sound like a tempting offer, but a team of Rutgers University computer...

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2010-08-12 14:19:52

New wireless technologies in cars may compromise a driver's privacy and pose a security threat, warn researchers at Rutgers University. Modern automobiles are increasingly equipped with wireless sensors and devices, such as systems that monitor air pressure inside tires and trigger dashboard warnings if a tire's pressure drops. The Rutgers researchers have shown that these wireless signals can be intercepted 120 feet away from the car using a simple receiver despite the shielding provided by...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.