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VIDEO: Thieves using ‘mystery box’ to instantly unlock and rob high-tech cars

cnn-car-theft-two-650x0[1]Evidently, car buyers are not the only ones big on in-car technology.

Would-be thieves seem to be digging all the high-tech systems as well.

Moving up from the trade of busting a car window or jimmying the door lock  open, criminals in the Los Angeles and Chicago area have been caught on camera  using a mysterious remote device to unlock the doors of vehicles, according to a  recent CNN report.

In what seems to function much like the typical keyless fob, the thieves have  apparently found a way to hack the cars’ lock/unlock systems at high speed,  giving them a much less conspicuous way of making off with the goods inside the cars. None of  the cars in the video were stolen, just the spendy tech toys owners  thought were secure behind their high-tech security systems.

What’s more, the high-tech break-ins reportedly even have automakers stumped,  which makes you wonder if a lot of the car technology that’s supposed to make us  safer has actually made us much more vulnerable than we realize. Can anything  not be hacked?

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/video-thieves-using-mystery-box-to-instantly-unlock-and-rob-high-tech-cars/#ixzz2X1ezek47 Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook

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