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Grand Theft Auto, with a laptop

Grand Theft Auto, with a laptop

Stories have been going around the Web recently about a Czech car thief using a laptop to steal cars with keyless, push-button starters. My colleague Robert Vamosi, who sits in the office next to mine, wrote an excellent column describing various hacks of vehicle keyless start systems and how they were accomplished. He also goes into depth on the 40-bit codes that make the systems vulnerable and what automakers could do to stop them. Click here to read the column, "Gone in 60 seconds--the high-tech version."