This isn’t related to computer security, rather unauthorized access or policy problems. I had been planning on washing my car for quite some time, time and other factors (read laziness) had however kept me from doing so. It had come to the point where you tried to avoid your clothes touching the car while stepping into it, I wouldn’t have been surprised if some kid had written on it with his fingers; Dirty!
I could have driven it through a car wash but it wouldn’t have been enough to get it clean. Instead I went to a company where they clean the car for you at a reasonable price 300 Swedish Krona (roughly $39).
Now the problem arises when I’m there to leave my car, they just want my key and say that I pay when I come back. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the company, others who have used them have been happy and they’ve been around for a while.
However I have trouble comprehending how you could have a system that works that way. What’s to stop someone else walking into the store and pay $39 and then drive off with my car?
I wasn’t expecting to get a digitally signed service order, but some kind of paper would have been comforting. They could have asked to see my driver’s license when I left off and picked up the car.
My car is safe in my garage now but I hope those guys change their policy.
[tags]security policy, grand theft auto, security awareness[/tags]