Articles by Donny Seyfer

There are a number of ways that vehicles can be hacked but I am going to focus on the method or “attack surface” that hits closest to home for auto repair shops and technicians – your shop’s network and scan tools.
In the roles I get to play as chairman of ASA, a trustee for NATEF, board member of NASTF, teacher, and most importantly in working in our repair shop, planning the next steps are my favorite part of the job.
Once you make such a rule how do you actually get it to result in a reduction of ozone? First, you have to identify the means of reduction and that is the reason for writing this column; to let you know what is almost certainly on its way.
The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) side of the automotive industry is on the precipice of experiencing what financial analysts call disruption. There are a number of factors at play and shop owners should be paying attention because what happens in manufacturing is going to affect repair shops.
First, keep in mind that a large percentage of the software used on cars is not directly developed by the OEMs; it is actually developed by suppliers with names you would probably recognize – more on this later.
Before I start my tirade, I want you to know how I feel about women working in the industry. I am 100 percent in favor of women doing whatever they want to in auto repair, except for bashing all men who work in it.
I attended the NAPA Expo in May where the NAPA folks did an absolutely stellar job with this event for their extended family of 18,000 people.
Recently there were a number of cyber attacks that affected many of the servers in our industry.  Sometimes I think we consider ourselves unlikely to be affected because we don’t have customer credit card numbers on file or any critical information stored where someone can get to it.