Tuesday February 03, 2015

Technology Gone Wrong: Stolen Vehicle Edition

Did you know that almost half of all vehicle thefts in London involve the use of electronic key spoofing technology? Just great, technology is making it easier to steal your car. frown

Thieves use a device which bypasses the vehicle's electronic information as the owner locks it, or they break into the vehicle and connect a device to the OBD port, downloading the vehicle's information onto a blank key in a matter of seconds. The new key is then compatible with the vehicle, so it disables the alarm and the vehicle can simply be driven away.