Security flaw in some car alarms - KMOV.com

Security flaw in some car alarms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Could thieves take your car just by texting?

Security experts say it's possible. Researchers from iSec Partners recently demonstrated a means of hacking into a car alarm system by texting it to unlock the doors and start the engine.

It's because many car alarms and GPS devices are connecting to cellular phone networks.

Stealing a car this way, while possible, is not easy. Hackers would have to know which phone number opens which car, and cars without alarms are generally easier to steal.

 

 

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