Thieves Using Laptops To Steal High Tech Cars

The ballsy blokes suspected to have stolen two of Becks' BMW X5s did so by using software on a laptop to hack into the car's computer. Once in, they opened the doors, started the ignition, and drove away with the feeling you only get when you steal from a guy who can afford it—not that we know what that feels like, or condone theft in any way.

The software, which takes 20 minutes to get past the car's built in protection, is going real popular real fast as carmakers are starting to rely solely on software to protect their autos.

However, we suspect the thieves were actually in there looking for Posh and Beck's "home videos", and when they couldn't find it the first time they tried their luck again. You know where to reach us!

Gone in 20 Minutes: using laptops to steal cars [Leftlane News]