Fancy Car Alarm Systems With Remote Accessibility Give Way To Hackers [Headlines]

Fancy Car Alarm Systems With Remote Accessibility Give Way To Hackers [Headlines]

Hackers can send text messages to your car's anti-theft system, allowing them to unlock doors and start the engine.

Caroline Ku
  • 22 august 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — Texting and driving don’t go well together – though not in the way you might think.

Computer hackers can force some cars to unlock their doors and start their engines without a key by sending specially crafted messages to a car’s anti-theft system. They can also snoop at where you’ve been by tapping the car’s GPS system.

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