A researcher discovered last week that he could exploit Progressive’s Snapshot driver tracking tool in order to hack into the onboard networks of certain automobiles. Snapshot is a tool manufactured by Progressive auto insurance that plugs into the OBD-II port .
The Snapshot device continuously streams your vehicle’s data to Progressive’s servers while driving. For my device, it has a quad-band GSM module ( datasheet ), which makes sense considering Progressive inked a deal with AT&T to provide data service for it.
Put it in a vehicle that you rarely drive. Don't try to game the system, that defeats the purpose. If you get a high rate, there is a reason. Just take your time, concentrate on the savings that you will receive if you drive safely.
If the snapshot is left powered (by your car or otherwise) but is not moved for a significant period of time (perhaps a few days), then the lights will go out. This doesn't mean it has lost power.
The Progressive Snapshot is a small device that plugs into the ODB-II port on your car, figures out how terrible of a driver you are, and sends that data to Progressive servers so a discount (or ...
The Progressive Snapshot Hack. In early 2015, it was rumored that hackers could control vehicles with the Snapshot device installed. An Israeli security firm called Argus Cyber Security made the claims on a similar device. And an American company by the name of Digital Bond Labs reportedly found “major problems” with Snapshot.
Hacking the Progressive Snapshot OBDII device for perpetual 30% discount on insurance -- Continued (self.hacking) submitted 3 years ago by jibit3 I found the below link on reddit and would like to continue the post since it was archived.