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  1. Technology and security

    The Technology Section
    I found this on Twitter, courtesy of Privacy Matters and thought it could be of interest to some of you. Post away if you have other stories to share.
  2. Please help. ETM Module Security code?

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi There, I just install a newer version of the Infotainment module. The install went successfully. However, it is asking for a anti-thief security code. Does anyone know this code? The radio function does not work without the correct code. This is the newer hardware module with 051 software on...
  3. New owner security questions

    Alfa Stelvio
    Hi All, Just popped across from the GTV forum as I've just bought a year old Stelvio Speciale in Montecarlo Blue with red calipers and teardrop wheels which I pick up Saturday.. I live in an area where high value cars are being taken from the drives daily but it appears to be organised...
  4. Security code

    Alfa Giulietta
    Is there a way to obtain security code other than from a dealer? My nearest dealer is an hour away so want to avoid them if at all possible. Only want code so I can get rid of those annoying alarm beels when locking/unlocking
  5. Security, Blue Boxes and Keys

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Got a bit of a problem with the project here: We have: A brown car with a rotten bodyshell, but working perfectly mechanically. It used to lock, start, run, everything. A blue car with a good...
  6. Possible personal data security breach by a UK tyre supplier?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Has anyone else recently received a phishing email that is a little unusual in that is contains your name, address and phone number? It is supposedly informing you of a delivery by Hermes and takes the form : Email Subject : email body I suspect that this is the result of a data security...
  7. Security flaw in Intel processors

    The Technology Section
    Oops. I may have to invest in a new chip but I am not sure that new ones have been released yet?
  8. Vehicle security system unavailable after remap

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys , had my 159 2.0 jtdm Remapped by a well known company , recived the ecu back from them plugged it back in , put the battrey back on , went to start it up , and heres where my isues start on the button it will turn over and over over and over , and then brings up a Vehicle security...
  9. Security vulnerability

    General Alfa Discussion
    Although primarily about VW's anti-theft system... "Secondly, we describe the Hitag2 rolling code scheme (used in vehicles made by Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Peugeot, Lancia, Opel, Renault, and Ford among others) in full detail. We present a novel correlation-based attack on Hitag2, which allows...
  10. Classic Security

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I fitted an old school Stoplock tape deck device to the Spider today. The original Blaupunkt head unit is removable but that a faff & the cage isn't held in that well. Probably no one would steal it but I'm a tad precious over my Spider. The Disklok is a great bit of kit. Other than that...
  11. Massive Security Flaw

    South Africa
    Check if your car has this massive security flaw Came across this article which could be of concern for 147, 156 and GT owners. There is a positive side to this, they are rather aged now and who steals Alfa's. Heaven help vw owners My question is this, why publish the models, now the...
  12. Classic security

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    The Horsham Italia Piazza was the first outing for our S2 Spider, the first of many. This makes me start to think of security. What do others feel that is be best solution, alarm or a stearing immobiliser of some sort?
  13. Extra security for Spider?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    We are going on a road trip in the summer in the Spider,and I was wondering if there is any extra security I could easily fit to make it a bit harder to drive away while we are tucked up for the night in various hotels. They all offer on site parking but this could mean anything,and as it's our...
  14. Car Security

    General Motoring Discussion
    Anyone else noticed an increase in car security hacking panics on other car forums? People going around posting how insecure new cars are with "keyless entry" being hacked by convoluted "relay" hacks and remote fobs being blocked/jammmed and interecepted. I'm convinced that thieves are just...
  15. Security Exploits Make Cars Less Secure

    General Motoring Discussion
    Lots of stories at the moment about how insecurely some new technologies have been implemented for cars: Can't afford a BMW or Roller? Just HACK its doors open! • The Register
  16. Towball and roof rack security

    General Alfa Discussion
    I just went to try my factory fitted Brink detachable towbar on my 159 SW, slots in nice and secuse, no movement whatsoever. Thought it a bit strange that there was no theft security, the lever could be moved and towball and rack could be whipped off. A quick look on youtube shows there ought to...
  17. DIY security tips, help needed for cut off switch

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi, There's seems to have been a sharp increase in classic car theft as their prices rise and it got me thinking about security. I don't have any security, in fact I can't even lock the passenger door on the spider so was thinking about some sort of ignition isolation or cut off switch or if...
  18. What's a security token

    Community Help
    I've been trying to post some pictures from The Yorkshire Big Breakfast meet at Malton last Sunday, but each time I try to upload I get a big thumbs down and a message about a missing security token and to contact an administrator . This has happened a few times now on different posts and I've...
  19. 155 security?

    Alfa 155
    Hi, Thinking of buying a 155 1996 standard car. Was there any security as standard on these, e.g. alarm or immobiliser.? Cheers! Sent from Free App
  20. Wheel security bolts

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have a disaster! Whilst having the car up on jacks to fit new discs/pads etc and with the fluid emptied, and with the front wheels off the female security socket broke and I am stuck with an immovable rear wheel. I believe there is a firm that can supply new female sockets but I am unable...