Two “laptop-toting thieves” have stolen two of David Beckham’s BMW X5 SUVs in the past six months by using software programs to “wirelessly break into the car’s computer, open the doors, and start the engine”.

“It’s difficult to steal cars with complex security, but not impossible. There are weaknesses in any system,” Tim Hart of the Auto Locksmith Association told the U.K.’s Auto Express magazine. “At key steps the car’s software can halt progress for up to 20 minutes as part of its in-built protection,” said Hart.

[via engadgetLeftLaneNews]

Two “laptop-toting thieves” have stolen two of David Beckham’s BMW X5 SUVs in the past six months by using software programs to “wirelessly break into the car’s computer, open the doors, and start the engine”.

“It’s difficult to steal cars with complex security, but not impossible. There are weaknesses in any system,” Tim Hart of the Auto Locksmith Association told the U.K.’s Auto Express magazine. “At key steps the car’s software can halt progress for up to 20 minutes as part of its in-built protection,” said Hart.

[via engadgetLeftLaneNews]