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    i couldnt be bothered reading all of that, but you can get simple coms between your car-puter and a micro controller. The micro controller can then do all sorts of funky things like switch relays, get a keypad input etc etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Himszy View Post
    I put the 'KillCar' code in the wrong bit and when I went to play my music everything in the car turned off and had to quickly pull up on teh side of the road. :-D
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    Interesting thread. Would be nice if you could use a USB flash disk as a car key just like the BMW 1-series which uses a remote that slots in a port instead of a regular key

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    All this talk about USB keys.....personally I'd rather use my phone and get it's serial number over bluetooth.....Much easier and then your not trying to find stuff in your pocket.

    I never go anywhere without my phone but you could always have a coded bypass thing should you get flat battery.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himszy View Post
    All this talk about USB keys.....personally I'd rather use my phone and get it's serial number over bluetooth.....Much easier and then your not trying to find stuff in your pocket.

    I never go anywhere without my phone but you could always have a coded bypass thing should you get flat battery.....
    security-wise you are taking a big risk

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    Care to explain.......I don't see how.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himszy View Post
    Care to explain.......I don't see how.......
    if a secure wireless connection can be penetrated so can a bluetooth connection

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    In theory yes, but in practise it's extremely unlikely......

    I'd have thought your more likely to get mugged for the keys first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReZzZ320 View Post
    if a secure wireless connection can be penetrated so can a bluetooth connection
    I agree with Himszy, yes there is a risk, there always is, but ask yourself is it more likely your car's bluetooth gets spoofed or some punk throw a brick through the window and grab what he can or a pro break-in in under a minute, locked/alarmed or not, and drive off. Honestly, 99% of the places my car is liable to be the risk is a million times more likely one of the latter will happen. I only hang out with the hackers and crackers three or four times a year and most could care less about my car.

    The insurance industry tells us every chance they get the #1 security deterrent is a locked door. Lets say a wardriver does happen upon my car, he has to hack my wifi security, then hack ny network security, then hack my file security and then he can open the doors and start the car, but still not be able to drive off. Hell if I were him I'd be so frustrated in the first 10 minutes, ... I'd pick up the brick and be done with it.
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    I was just wondering if any of you have downloaded cliffnet wizard, to explore the possibility of this usb connection control and indication of all input/output/function of an alarm/remote start solution like the avantguard5.1. It doesn't solve this project but it may provide a good conduit for seeing something like this through.

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