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[OT] Car hijacking (was Re: To Jonathan [backdoor])

From: Pierre THIERRY
Subject: [OT] Car hijacking (was Re: To Jonathan [backdoor])
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 00:11:35 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Scribit Anton Tagunov dies 10/01/2007 hora 02:08:
> Jonathan> What prevents a hijacker to use that procedure?

Note that Jonathan didn't write this sentence.

> A combination of factors:
> * he needs to find the hidden button
> * to know the exact procedure

Either it's security by obscurity, known to fail for quite some time, or
it's no protection at all.

> * to break the console so that he would be able to touch
>   ignition wires together the needed number of times
>   (it's part of the procedure)

If he broke into the car in the first place, breaking the console will
be child's game.

> * to have 10 minutes of time - after he's already broken the console!

10 minutes of patience is a cheap price for a car, IMHO.

> * Also the alarm emits funny sounds as he waits

Nothing prevents the hijacker to wait at a secure distance during this
period. Most persons in the neighborhood will just take a look and go
back to their occupations.

But the illusion of security is always comfortable, and that's a
valuable service that anti-hijacking systems vendors provide to their
customers. In this era of paranoia, that may be a good thing.

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