The companies are using these type of devices as this allows them to get their money from people which have not paid their costs on time. The auto lender companies report that 25% of their business is slowed because of people that do not pay on time.
Now just imagine if a malicious user would gain access to the control panel which controls the “state” of the car. What would happen if a malicious user would send the “shut down” command to hundreds or thousands of cars?! What would happen if it would be a “unaware” user or intern? 🙂
This system needs to be checked and it needs to verify the location of the car. For example, check if “speed=0” then “shutdown” car.