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It's a modern convenience we take for granted.
Locking and unlocking our cars by remote control.
But like any new technology there can be happy.
With every new convenience will come those who will take advantage and exploit those convenience.
For their own evil ways bill -- he also known as professor fraud heads the center for the study of fraud and corruption at Chicago's saint Xavier University.
-- he says within the past few years cyber criminals have cracked the code on some car remote controls.
And develop technology that allows them to -- and your bicycle.
As you unlike your vehicle did they -- nearby.
And they can pick up that signal that's being transmitted through the air.
And if they've got the right software they can.
Once they have your code they simply transfer -- to a blank -- or some other device.
Then open your car using the new remote control.
Everything in the vehicle it's stolen.
If they want to they can get past the ignition lock system hot wiring and whatever and still the vehicle itself.
Chicago police believe that's what happened last year when several cars were broken into on the north side -- grace and actually.
While the number called cloning -- is still small compared to the old fashioned smash and grab.
-- says there are ways to protect yourself as putting a second alarm system in your car.
So someone may be able to get into your vehicle opened the door but they have a second -- -- to system that you can control separately inside the vehicle that'll go off.
And so -- having the key -- will not be enough to access the vehicle.
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