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Topic # 182592 22-Oct-2015 13:59
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This can't be true, surely, and if it is, then I'm vindicated to dislike too much technology guarding/controlling my life/car/house etc

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  Reply # 1411135 22-Oct-2015 14:02
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It really doesn't surprise me. When there are hackable Jeeps and "smart" light bulbs that broadcast your Wi-Fi password to anyone listening, then this news doesn't surprise me in the slightest. Convenience first, security later.

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  Reply # 1411136 22-Oct-2015 14:02
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Happens all the time in the UK.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1411137 22-Oct-2015 14:05
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TimA: Happens all the time in the UK.


It does? So is you Audi an "affordable" UK Import ;p *elbow nudge*

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  Reply # 1411139 22-Oct-2015 14:11
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joker97: This can't be true, surely, and if it is, then I'm vindicated to dislike too much technology guarding/controlling my life/car/house etc


These measures won't stop a "professional" scum bag but will stop the average scumbag so worth it.




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  Reply # 1411140 22-Oct-2015 14:13
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Wonder if its in a container already?



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  Reply # 1411143 22-Oct-2015 14:20
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MikeB4:
joker97: This can't be true, surely, and if it is, then I'm vindicated to dislike too much technology guarding/controlling my life/car/house etc


These measures won't stop a "professional" scum bag but will stop the average scumbag so worth it.


I'd rather have average vandals ripping out power poles than a hacker taking over the national grid. But that's me.

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  Reply # 1411147 22-Oct-2015 14:22
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Pretty scary! All the rich buggers who could afford a car like that might think twice, knowing the security is so lax.

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  Reply # 1411156 22-Oct-2015 14:32
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Mate, you've made me smile. I just read abou that in NZHerald, then turned to Geekzone and saw the title:
Gone in 60 seconds - "high tech car theft" by joker97 smile
I took it leterally initially....





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Pretty sure it was Heather du Plessis Allen teaching the car dealers that there is a giant loophole in their security.

It's ok though, It's in the public interest.




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  Reply # 1411161 22-Oct-2015 14:38
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Maybe HdPA is doing a Story and is about to return the car perhaps?



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  Reply # 1411162 22-Oct-2015 14:38
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mdooher: Pretty sure it was Heather du Plessis Allen teaching the car dealers that there is a giant loophole in their security.

Its ok though, Its in the public interest.


Ah ... there you go

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  Reply # 1411163 22-Oct-2015 14:39
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mdooher: Pretty sure it was Heather du Plessis Allen teaching the car dealers that there is a giant loophole in their security.

Its ok though, Its in the public interest.


Ah ... there you go


What is it they say about great minds...




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  Reply # 1414052 26-Oct-2015 17:47
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It could be this http://www.networkworld.com/article/2909589/microsoft-subnet/thieves-can-use-17-power-amplifier-to-break-into-cars-with-remote-keyless-systems.html If so then the thief would only need to be smart enough to buy stuff over the internet.







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  Reply # 1414053 26-Oct-2015 17:50
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It recommends smart key owners to put them in the freezer.

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  Reply # 1414057 26-Oct-2015 18:04
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So the way to negate this method of attack is to shield the key fob, thereby removing the whole reason for the technology in the first place. Perhaps Mr Bean's external padlock on his Mini is the way to go after all.




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