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Eclipse casts shadow over car-theft suspect's day

He was looking up and didn't see the cops coming

He had stopped to buy a welder's mask.

Hyundai mobile app exposed cars to high-tech thieves

TORONTO - Software vulnerabilities in a Hyundai app that lets a car be started remotely made the company's vehicles susceptible to high-tech thieves for three months before the company fixed the bug in March, a cyber security firm said on Tuesday. Hyundai introduced a flaw in a Dec. 8 update to the mobile app for its Blue Link connected car software that made it possible for car thieves to locate vulnerable vehicles, unlock and start them, said Tod Beardsley, research director with cy

Woman fights off cell phone thief at Atlanta gas station while three men steal her car

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

A woman's car was stolen by three quick-thinking car thieves while she wrestled with a cell phone thief at an Atlanta gas station last weekend.

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Michigan man fined for warming up his car

Another tale of the cold, long arm of the law.

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BMW thwarts car thief by remotely locking him in a 5 series

Bad boys, whatcha gonna do when BMW comes for you?

Hackers stole Jeeps in Texas using FCA's internal dealer software

Using DealerCONNECT, thieves reprogrammed each stolen vehicle's security codes.

After entering the vehicle identification number, hackers used FCA's DealerCONNECT to reprogram the cars' security systems to accept generic keys.

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Florida teens flee police, ram deputies with stolen car

Three Florida teens are in juvenile detention today after leading law enforcement on a dangerous high-speed chase in a stolen Honda.

Keyless entry systems are still vulnerable to simple hack

German researchers demonstrated how many cars are vulnerable to an inexpensive and effective technique.

Man steals Porsche, brags on video, then crashes into wall

A British man is a guest of Her Majesty's prisons after being sentenced to four years for stealing a Porsche Boxster, taping himself driving it, and crashing.

Car thieves accidentally kidnap boy, drop him off at school

A woman in Virginia experienced a mother's worst nightmare when her car was stolen with her young son inside.

Six arrested from chop shop linked to Dream Cruise thefts

Police have arrested six individuals who are believed to be involved in the theft of three collector cars during this year's Woodward Dream Cruise weekend.

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Are keyless ignitions making our cars easier to steal?

The lack of a physical deterrent in keyless-ignition cars has opened them up to vulnerabilities. We may be trading security for convenience.

Honda Accord, Civic are the most stolen cars in America

Car thefts are down overall, but in the arms race between carmakers and car-takers, the more determined thieves still make off with a prize now and then.

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California boy jumps from stolen car and lives

On a holiday that's supposed to celebrate mothers, one mom was panicking. Her son was inside her car when it was stolen. Then, 4-year-old Peyton jumped out.

Corvette owner finds stolen car, but can't get it back [w/video]

A Chevrolet Corvette stolen over 40 years ago might be on its way to a police auction, but the original owner is trying to get the car back.

Auto thefts down nearly 60% from 1991's all-time high

There're a lot of things to worry about concerning your vehicle, like getting the oil changed and keeping the tires at proper pressures, but based on the latest data from the FBI, auto theft doesn't necessarily have to be one of them. According to statistics released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, 2013 showed the lowest number of stolen cars since 1967.

9 customized cars for James Bond Spectre movie stolen

There's already been a setback for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, as nine customized vehicles built for the new flick were stolen from a garage near Düsseldorf.

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