Car Infotainment Systems Could be Susceptible to Hacking

Car Infotainment Systems Could be Susceptible to Hacking
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With the advent of advanced in-car technology comes the downfalls of hackers looking to do malicious things. Some experts are already expressing concern that the use of advanced infotainment systems by automakers worldwide could leave new-generation vehicles open to hacking. Recently a pair of scientists from the University of San Diego and the University of… Continue Reading...

Lojack Shares Stories On Some 2011 Car Thefts They Helped Stop

Lojack Shares Stories On Some 2011 Car Thefts They Helped Stop
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Often times we only hear the bad side of the story: cars getting stolen, thieves running off with your precious property, etc. But sometimes it’s nice to hear that there’s a happy ending to some of thefts thanks to Lojack. Lojack helps retrieve countless vehicles a year, but some of the incidents are more peculiar… Continue Reading...

“Gone in 60 Seconds” Plot Foiled, Man Arrested With 99 Car Keys to Vehicles Worth $4 Million

“Gone in 60 Seconds” Plot Foiled, Man Arrested With 99 Car Keys to Vehicles Worth $4 Million
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Before he was able to act, Police in Toronto, Canada arrested a man who planned a daring heist straight from the plot of the “Gone in 60 Seconds” Hollywood blockbuster. Andrzej Zalewski was charged with numerous counts of break and enter, theft over $5,000 and possession of stolen property after he was found with 99… Continue Reading...

Car Thefts Down Says the FBI; But So Are Recovery Rates

Car Thefts Down Says the FBI; But So Are Recovery Rates
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Either stealing a car has become a lot more difficult or the thieves just threw in the towel and decided to try their hand at another career. One thing’s for sure – car thefts were down in 2009. According to the FBI’s 2009 crime statistics released this week, vehicle thefts dropped 17 percent from 2008…. Continue Reading...

Is Your High-Tech Vehicle Vulnerable to Hackers?

Is Your High-Tech Vehicle Vulnerable to Hackers?
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You’ve decided to buy a new car, complete with all the high-techy trimmings. But does that make your car vulnerable to hackers? Your new ride probably isn’t a high-priority target for hackers, but security experts believe that car hacking is going to become more mainstream. This is thanks to new wireless technologies and a dependence… Continue Reading...

Keep Car Thieves Away by Painting Your Vehicle Pink

Keep Car Thieves Away by Painting Your Vehicle Pink
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You know how car alarms go off and no one pays any attention to them? Sure, they’re annoying, but now that we’re used to them, it just becomes part of the urban white noise. Forget installing a car alarm – if you want to protect your car against theft, just paint it pink. We’re not… Continue Reading...

New Australian Law Forces Drivers to Lock Unattended Cars

New Australian Law Forces Drivers to Lock Unattended Cars
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In the last year, police in Australia’s Yarra Range have had to deal with a 10% increase in car theft. The Australian government has decided to place partial responsibility for this with its citizens, by imposing fines for unattended vehicles left unlocked. Starting today, motorists who do not lock their cars can face a fine… Continue Reading...