Editor`s note: this article was published by an earlier owner and the story is dubious as documented elsewhere on our site.

As originally reported by a UK newspaper, thieves were able to use an electronic device to capture the keyless fob signal and then use it to easily open the doors of the their victims BMW. A hidden camera caught the crime on tape. I thought this part was especially interesting:

But when she called BMW, she was told the only solutions were to buy a new lock for £1,200 or have the key re-coded for £81.
“But what’s the point in doing that?” she said. “They’ll only come back and re-clone it again.”

I would have to agree with this woman. There doesn’t seem to be any point in replacing the locks or recoding the keys when they can just as easily copy the new signals. These devices have actually been around for a number of years and it seems car manufacturers still have a ways to go when it comes to security.
 

Editor`s note: this article was published by an earlier owner and the story is dubious as documented elsewhere on our site.

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