The article starts out … “I’ve never stolen a car in my life, but Dick Riefe recently showed me how to purloin a 1989 Chevy Suburban in just two minutes, using a screwdriver for a key.”
Mr. Riefe, 68 years old, comes by his car-theft expertise honestly. He has worked for half a century on vehicle theft-prevention technology here at Nexteer Automotive, one of the leading suppliers of auto steering columns and the security hardware that goes into them
Designing technology to deter car theft is an evolving game of cat and mouse. Car makers and contractors such as Nexteer devise new systems. Thieves adapt.
For the past several years, the good guys have had the edge.
In case you’re wondering, the most frequently stolen car in 2010 was a 1994 Honda Accord, followed by the 1995 Honda Civic and the 1991 Toyota Camry. The 1999 Chevy Silverado pickup came in fourth and the 1997 Ford F-150 pickup pulled in at No. 5. All of these vehicles were among the top-selling cars and trucks in the U.S.
Read the full article to get all the details.the original article from The Wall Street Journal, written by Joseph B. White