We knew that certain footballers abroad were having problems with their X5s being lifted, but we were unsure about how this could happen in such a short period of time. Well, the veil of secrecy behind how Bimmers are being broken into has been lifted and we're absolutely amazed at the speed in which it's possible.

The video above shows what tools are employed and how the equipment is used to unlock BMWs whose owners assumed that their laser-cut keys made theft a non-issue. As always though, where there's a will, there's a way.

Naturally, we're not advocating any kind of illegal activity, but feel that this kind of information needs to be out in the open. And anyway, not only is this video available for public viewing on Google, but the cost of the equipment is hardly cheap, at just under $1,200.

[Source: TechEBlog]


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