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      08-07-2018, 10:42 AM   #1
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A Dutch first: Ingenious BMW theft attempt

Saw this in my morning feed. Hope nobody bumps into this!

https://medium.com/@mrooding/a-dutch...t-5f7f49a96ec8
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      08-07-2018, 12:39 PM   #2
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That's a crazy story... Thx for the info.
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      08-07-2018, 12:51 PM   #3
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      08-07-2018, 01:28 PM   #4
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that seems like a lot of work to steal a car. They'd need multiple break ins and hope the person does not get it repaired before the 2nd break in.
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that seems like a lot of work to steal a car. They'd need multiple break ins and hope the person does not get it repaired before the 2nd break in.
All depends on what they thought they'd get for the car. Let's say they invested 30 mins on the first break in, then the next would be an hour or so, not a bad return on time invested, for a lower risk theft.
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      08-22-2018, 06:05 PM   #7
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I'm glad someone else saw this and posted it, because I'm new and posting URLs probably isn't a good thing to do...

This is obviously a problem with the standard BMW alarm system, but I wonder if it applies to third-party alarms as well. In particular, I wonder if the various CAN-BUS alarm systems would be affected by this sort of hack. Or, if they run wires up that door pillar for their sensors, whether they're smart enough to report an error so that it shows up in iDrive...
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      08-22-2018, 11:55 PM   #9
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If they really knew what they were doing, it is sooo easy to just grab the code from your key FOB... or extend your key FOB range (while your FOB is still in your home) and then just drive off to a 'Faraday cage' and then easily disassemble the car at their leisure. Either way, these guys seem a bit amateur to me.
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