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      07-12-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1...w-in-3-minutes

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=712717

Sorry if this is old news to some of you, but it was news to me. I didn't check the UK e90 forum, it must be a hot topic there.

I saw this coming... As a professional software programmer/engineer, the best solution is even mentioned in the first article, IMO:

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It would be relatively easy for BMW to implement some kind of public/private key system, too, where the OBD remains inaccessible unless it’s activated by the owner’s private key. When getting your car fixed, you would simply lend the private key to the mechanic. As cars become increasingly computerized and digitized, it would certainly be sensible for automakers to take a leaf out of the Silicon Valley playbook and begin hiring white hat hackers to secure their on-board systems.
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      07-12-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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Yeah this was posted somewhere on here last week. Pretty impressive and scary at the same time. I think making the ODB inactive until activated by the owners key is a great solution. I also wonder if that would be something the tuning companies could do with the piggy-back/flash programs they have.
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      07-12-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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Yeah this was posted somewhere on here last week. Pretty impressive and scary at the same time. I think making the ODB inactive until activated by the owners key is a great solution. I also wonder if that would be something the tuning companies could do with the piggy-back/flash programs they have.
seems like something that procede could do but COBB couldnt since when your OBD port is off, you cant flash...so there would have to be some other way to do fix that.
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