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Old 07-06-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Hackers Can Steal Your BMW in Less then 3 Minutes



The essential theft process varies in detail, but all seem to have a fundamental methodology in common. First, the car is entered, either via nearby RF jammers that block the lock signal from the fob from reaching the car, or, more crudely, by breaking a window, as seen in the video in this post of the 1 Series being stolen. In cases of the window break, the thieves seem to be exploiting a gap in the car's internal ultrasonic sensor system to avoid tripping the alarm.

Once some sort of access to the vehicle is gained, the thieves connect a device to the car's OBD-II connector which gives them access to the car's unique key fob digital ID, allowing them to program a blank key fob to work with the car right then and there.

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its pretty sad really that it's come to this and its only going to be getting worse as people get more desperate. OEM alarm systems will always be outdated in my opinion. It's all up to the aftermarket car alarms such as viper. Their is plenty of add ons that you can get as well such as a tilt sensor, motion sensor, frequency sensor, even small cameras around the car, even a little battery backup incase someone cuts the power lines for the alarm to still go off.
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