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A group of scientists based in Britain and the Netherlands has cracked the algorithms used in keys to start Porsches, Audis, Bentleys and Lamborghinis. The scientists had planned on revealing their findings in an academic paper, but a British high court banned them from doing so for now, citing the danger of gifting such information to car hackers and thieves.

Full article here: http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/court-blocks-scientists-revealing-hack-millions-car-keys-171905381.html

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That's fantastic you can steal a car and drive it 20 feet before being caught biggrin.gif

I mean seriously how far do you think you could get stealing such cars, they don't exactly blend in.
 
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you drive it into a uhaul or covered car transport..
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That's fantastic you can steal a car and drive it 20 feet before being caught biggrin.gif

I mean seriously how far do you think you could get stealing such cars, they don't exactly blend in.

That's what chop shops are for. Any idea how much a replacement part for one of these costs?
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That's fantastic you can steal a car and drive it 20 feet before being caught biggrin.gif

I mean seriously how far do you think you could get stealing such cars, they don't exactly blend in.

It does work, I've seen it in GTA tongue.gif

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It does work, I've seen it in GTA tongue.gif

if its on GTA it must be legit!
 
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I mean seriously how far do you think you could get stealing such cars, they don't exactly blend in.

That depends where it is.

In places like LA, London, Dubai, etc. they do fit in quite well.

Even in Cambridge, sometimes I race Lamborghinis, Porsche 911s and Ferraris on slip roads (not sure what they are called in the US but they are those short roads that take you onto highways). I always lose but it's great fun.
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Even in Cambridge, sometimes I race Lamborghinis, Porsche 911s and Ferraris on slip roads (not sure what they are called in the US but they are those short roads that take you onto highways). I always lose but it's great fun.
I call them "on ramps" but I'm from the south.
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I call them "on ramps" but I'm from the south.

Thats what we call them in the southwest, and northeast too.
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Rather than announcing it, why not just tell the manufacturers discreetly?
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