An interesting finding was made by Houston (go TX!) leos.
They saw car thieves break into and steal a 2010 Jeep Wrangler and steal it from the owner’s drive way.
No big news…except that the thieves plugged a laptop into the car…and accessed its computer and probably married up a generic ‘key’ to disarm the car’s alarm system and start it up.
“We don’t know what he is exactly doing with the laptop, but my guess is he is tapping into the car’s computer and marrying it with a key he may already have with him so he can start the car.” – WSJ
Apparently this is a new trend…since the NICB (National Insurance Crime Bureau) has reported thefts by “mystery electronic devices”.
How you defend against this is beyond me…only older/antique cars are without computers to hack.
And speaking about hacking, if you have a smart watch, don’t use it to do anything financial or requiring personal data. They are eminently hackable, it appears.
So, there’s your cheery news for Saturday, folks…happy motoring.