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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Who's tracking the GPS's?

There has been an increase in thefts of GPS devices in vehicles lately according to our local news. People are breaking windows, grabbing the devices and running off. They don't even bother with other valuables in the car like stereos or cell phones anymore. They just want the devices that they can resell for quick money. One young man that they interviewed said that he's not too worried because his GPS device is password protected so no one else can use it.

Nowadays though, I wouldn't be so cocky if I were him. It seems like anything electronic can be hacked so a password protection probably won't be much of a deterrent. Besides, the incidental damage like the broken window would not just be irksome to me, it would also be costly to replace.

Too bad that you can't install one of those vehicle tracking devices on the GPS units so you can track them when they are stolen. Oh wait, maybe you can! Can you?

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