04 May 2006

Dude, Where's My Keyless Car?

Bend it like Beckham's car theif:
The expert gang suspected of stealing two of David Beckham’s BMW X5 SUVs in the last six months did so by using software programs on a laptop to wirelessly break into the car’s computer, open the doors, and start the engine.

Radko Souček (was jailed) for stealing several cars. He says any car that relies on software to provide security can be circumvented by other software. “Every car has its weak spot,” he says. Souček faces up to 12 years in prison.

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