Reply to post: Re: Alarms

Sons of IoT: Bikers hack Jeeps in auto theft spree

Jonathon Desmond

Re: Alarms

But the mechanical duplicate key won't have a transponder code recognised by the cars immobiliser, so the alarm will continue to sound and the car won't start, even though the key will mechanically unlock the steering.

That's why these guys had to pfaff around with the reprogramming I guess. A mechanical duplicate isn't enough to steal any remotely modern car.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019