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Here at AutoblogGreen, we just love the fuel-efficient Prius. We love it so much, we almost want to break into every one we see and drive them away. The Prius has a pretty good anti-theft system... and stealing cars is not legal. The Supreme Court has not yet legalized theft but the code for opening the Prius has been broken. One down, one to go.

Research groups are claiming they cracked Keeloq, the security system used in key fobs by Toyota as well as GM, VW, Fiat, Chrysler, Daewoo, Honda, Jaguar, and Volvo. Seems some things were leaked to a Russian hacking website allowing the researcher to open the door and start the car. It takes an hour, so if you see a college kid with a lap top hanging around your Prius... for a really long time, he might be trying to steal it.

[Source: Slashdot via Wired, Register]


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      • 4 Months Ago
      I will post my findings as soon as I can. Sometime in the afternoon.

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      • 4 Months Ago
      From your comments it looks like you didn't get arrested. Did the trick work? Were the cops looking with curiosity? Or did you actually get arrested. Nice site by the way at Asktheadmin.
      • 4 Months Ago
      No I didnt get arrested but I did get harrased! And after two hours we gave up. I posted the full story here if you are interested http://www.asktheadmin.com/2007/08/can-you-steal-car-with-just-laptop.html

      Has anyone else had any luck? Inquiring Minds NEED to know!
      • 4 Months Ago
      Wow... All I have to say it WOW!

      So now they said Toyota was hacked Infiniti uses the exact same system. I am going to give this a go against my FX35 tonight - I cant get arrested for foxing with my own car right?

      I'm going to bring the pink slip with me just in case!

      Ill post the results over @ http://www.askTheAdmin.com