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OBD Port Theft Attempt

Many car thieves today are far more sophisticated and technologically savvy than their predecessors. As vehicles contain more and more computer components that control many different aspects of the vehicle, thieves are learning to take advantage of holes in that technology through hacking. Hacking can eliminate the effectiveness of your car alarm and make car security more difficult in general. Many, including expensive vehicles, have been stolen due to thieves cloning the keys through the vehicle’s OBD II port.

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Cloned Key Attack

When thieves steal vehicles, they have a few different methods of operation that they often use. If it is a vehicle with no car alarm installed, they can often get through the window, hotwire the car, and take off. They might even steal the keys to the vehicle, which can help them to get around just about any car security measures that are in place. There is, however, a high-theft method which is very popular among thieves – to take the car with a cloned key. This is, unfortunately common, and it is relatively easy.

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Car Theft Attempt with the Stolen Car Key

One of the absolute worst feelings in the world is waking up in the morning, heading out to the driveway to go to work or to drop the kids off at school and then realizing that your car is missing. You didn’t hear anything happen overnight that would have alerted you, and your car alarm never went off for the vehicle. There are no telltale signs of someone having broken into it either, such as broken glass. It seems like your car vanished or drove off on its own. What could have happened?

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