Tuesday January 31, 2012
Gadget used to turn off immobilisers
KUALA LUMPUR: It was made to repair vehicles, but is now being used by syndicates to steal cars.
The hand-held device costing RM10,000 was invented as a tool to diagnose mechanical faults and is not a controlled item, said Federal CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin.
“It is a device we cannot control as it is used by mechanics. It is even sold at flea markets in Jalan Pasar and Petaling Street,” he added.
A quick web search showed that the device could be bought online as well.
The high-tech tool was designed to plug remotely into the computer controlling a vehicle’s fuel injection system.
Once in the system, the device can manipulate the car’s alarm system as well.
- Full story in The Star today.