Advancements in technology, especially those in the automotive sector, have made ...
Advancements in technology, especially those in the automotive sector, have made cars safer, easier to drive, and harder than ever to steal. But this incident in Houston, TX, reveals that the latest generation of hackers and thieves knows how to use the modern tech for their own nefarious devices.
The car thief was caught on camera using a small computer to pilfer the 2010 Jeep Wrangler parked in its owner’s driveway. The video below shows a man entering the Wrangler and after the few minutes on the laptop, driving away in the vehicle.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Houston police believe the same method could have been used on four other occasions involving late model Wranglers and Cherokees.
While the short video looks like something out of a movie, this isn’t the first time the Jeep has been hacked. The theft took the pair of thieves roughly 13 minutes from a time the first person opens the hood to when the car leaves the driveway.
Houston police department isn’t sure what a laptop is being used for, the Journal reports. A Fiat Chrysler official told a newspaper that the thieves in the Houston incident might be using tools that only dealers have access to, and which would allow them to pair another key fob to the vehicle.
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