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Hackers Find Way to Unlock Car Doors via SMS

2nd December 2012

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Software that lets drivers unlock car doors and even start their vehicles using a mobile phone could let car thieves do the very same things, according to computer security researchers at iSec Partners.

Don Bailey and fellow iSec researcher Mathew Solnik say they’ve figured out the protocols that some of these software makers use to remote control the cars, and they’ve produced a video showing how they can unlock a car and turn the engine on via a laptop.

This could have a great deal of entertainment value, since it affects people who have SMS enabled on their phones and those who are too fargin lazy to use a key. I cannot weep for either of those groups.

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