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Hadn't heard of this, basically it seems you can use the On Board Diagnostics port to retrieve the codes from the car, to allow a blank key fob to be programmed, which can then be used to start the car. Takes about 2 minutes to do!

This is the equivalent on a computer of your passwords being stored in a plain text file!

Mental !

Sounds like they don't want to admit any responsibility for it at all

Hope Toyota have a slightly more secure way of keeping the start codes safe.


If your not a techie but wish to get a bit of background see wikipedia the section about password verification under Applications to see how a password (or a code) can be verified without a copy of it being present.
Edited by: keelerad
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