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Computer hackers can force some cars to unlock their doors and start their engines without a key
Looks like all those "safety" measures can actually cause more harm than good.
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dun dun dun
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Guess my old 98 honda civic is safe.
    
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Im pretty sure this is a repost...im sure I read a story about this last week or the week before...but I cant find it.
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Yeah but, it's frikken new technology. Cars that new you could probably get an app to track your car lol
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That's why my Jeep's as barebones as you can get
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post #8 of 58
So basically the "hacker" has to take my car's alarm system out of the car, then run some tests on it to get the secret phone number, and then they can unlock / start the engine.

Well If they can get the alarm systems out then why bother with the hack and just take the car.

This is more for demonstration purposes
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I read an article not long ago about these new "keyless" entry systems (my Infiniti has one) where the the doors unlock automatically as soon as the key is near the door. Theives have started following people into stores with special radio signal amplifiers that send the key's broadcast to a partner with a receiver who stands near the car. Voila, the doors unlock and the engine is able to be started! Pretty scary stuff for owners of new cars....
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pwnt.
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