Will hackers use computers to steal cars? Before thieves needed 30 minutes or an hour to steal a car but today it takes thieves as little as six minutes to steal a car, using a laptop and pirated software. Police in Houston think that the two men are responsible for stealing and exporting more than 100 vehicles. One computer security expert, believes that in today’s modern world hackers can disable multiple cars at one time. This is a big question of safety for the future.