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With today's connected cars along with the rising hacker threat, I'm trying to find good, credible information about how secure (or unsecure) late model Cruze's are. Do they often receive updates? Are these updates hard to install? Have there been attempts to hack the OnStar system and have they succeeded?

I haven't been able to find much, and most of it is about the hiring of Jeffrey Massimilla several years ago. I'm basically trying to figure out whether I should use the connectivity services or just turn them off so they can't be exploited. If you guys know anything about this I'd greatly appreciate it!
 

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Talk to @Eddy Cruze. He's our lead on cyber security.
 

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Unless they are directly trying to get into your cruze its not a issue or any car for that matter. People are seeing if it can be done and yes it can be, but not very easy at all and you need to be near them. However with Onstar i'm sure they have something built in if the mothership gets hack connections to cars are broken. If your online you are susceptible to getting hacked plain and simple. You should be more concerned with your cellphone than your car. Public transportation is more than likely more of issue than your car.

There are more issues in the world than worrying about your car getting hacked. However with self driving cars and if they all become connected that could be a big problem. thats why i don't want self driving cars. Its just disaster waiting to happen.
 

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Don't get me started on OPM...

I agree that On-Star is the most vulnerable part of the system. When that gets compromised, I think things will get really interesting.
 

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So what you guys mentioned are exactly what I want to find out:

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i'm sure they have something built in if the mothership gets hack connections to cars are broken.
Well that's the question do they? I would hope so, but is that true?

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You should be more concerned with your cellphone than your car.
I disagree- hack my phone you get damaging info. Hack my car, and you can kill me.

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I agree that On-Star is the most vulnerable part of the system. When that gets compromised, I think things will get really interesting.
Exactly- that's what I'm trying to figure out. Has anyone done research, or does anyone know how quickly GM responds to responsible disclosures?

Also, to my understanding 2nd Gen Cruze's use the QNX operating system. How often is this updated? How old is the version I'm getting now? How connected is the CAN to MyLink, and what has Chevy done to protect this link?

These are the kinds of things I'm looking for. @Eddy Cruze can you answer that?

Thanks!
 

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Has anyone done research, or does anyone know how quickly GM responds to responsible disclosures? These are the kinds of things I'm looking for. @Eddy Cruze can you answer that?
I know with those defective Ignition Switches that lead to some former owners deaths GM acted promptly within 8 years I believe. As far as the Wireless on your Car I just wouldn't know
 

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You are asking a lot of what ifs on the radios, on star module, cell module ,etc. No one know. GM doesn't even know. Can a hacker use the cars wifi network to get on its network? Maybe. Maybe not. What more do you want me to say? Microsoft and the NSA sure as **** didn't expect the WannaCry attack, yet it happened anyway.
 

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