As automakers rush to equip cars with Bluetooth technology, they can learn a lesson from a British car rental company.
LINGsCARS (lingscars.com) is warning clients to switch off Bluetooth devices when leaving them in the vehicle. Enterprising criminals are strolling through parking lots holding Bluetooth phones that pick up any nearby Bluetooth signals.
It's then a simple matter for the villain to home in on the signal, pry open the trunk or door and depart with a laptop, personal digital assistant or cell phone.
Bluetooth is a wireless signal that allows digital devices to communicate with each other.