There has been a recent spate of vehicles being stolen using new technology exploiting the weaknesses in the smart features most new cars have these days. After years of column locks, immobilisers, central locking and alarms stopping thefts there have been stories where criminals have been able to unlock vehicles, start the engine and drive off with little to no effort. It done by relay boxes capturing the signals sent from the key and rebroadcasting them to near the car so it thinks your wanting to get in. Boxes have also been able to disrupt the key from locking the car so people think they have locked the car when they haven't. There have also been instances where apps have being exploited to gain access to the car. For example people accessing the poorly secured Wi-Fi on Mitsubishi's to disable the car alarm. Manufacturers seemed to have opened a can a worms with keyless entry/start and wireless functionality in general. They also seemed to have put very little effort into securing these systems. What's worse is the availability of the equipment needed to hack vechiles. They can be bought all over the internet and don't need any expert skills to operate. It think it's disappointing that that, like with Dieselgate, they have known about these things for years and have done very little to rectify them. As a result steering wheel locks, a relic from the 80's, have come back from the dead and people are being told to wrap keys in tin foil or put them in metal boxes! I guess manufacturers will have to improve their IT departments as the world of tech and cars merge ever closer. Until then what are people's thoughts on this?