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Today’s connected vehicle thief: a careful planner and schemer

Many people still perceive auto theft as mostly a crime of opportunity. Teens out late at night stealing cars to go joyriding. A thief jumping into a vehicle running unattended and driving off. A bump and run carjacking.

Those methods are still widespread and require vigilance. But today’s connected vehicle thief is also more methodical and patient than ever before, using any number of schemes requiring planning and more advanced skills. We often highlight these advanced methods, like VIN-cloning and copying smart keys.

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How the IoT Is Changing the Way We Think About Our Vehicles

When we think about securing our digital lives, what are the common best practices that come to mind?

Change your online passwords. Use an anti-virus solution. Check your credit report. Never open an email attachment from a source you don’t know. Be careful using public Wi-Fi.

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