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IDG Contributor Network: Auto thieves adopting cybercrime-like tactics

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    In addition to recently publicized hacks of electronic auto ignitions with laptops, car thieves have several other high-tech techniques they’ve put to use—or will soon unleash upon their victims, according to stolen vehicle recovery firm CalAmp LoJack Corp.

    The lawlessness includes portable scanner boxes that exploit electronic key fobs; identity theft, where the Personally Identifiable Information data stored within the vehicle and in the vehicle computer is stolen; and car cloning, which is when a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is faked, allowing new documents to be produced.

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