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Car key fob technology hacked


car key fob hack

The ubiquitous key fob is convenient and now proven to be less than secure. This Technology Review article describes researchers successfully attacking cars from eight different manufacturers. Open doors and trunks give thieves easy access for relative low cost ($50 – $100 – $1000 for the components). A car with keyless or fob enabled starting could be driven away.

Relay Attacks on Passive Keyless Entry and Start Systems in Modern Cars. Aure ?lien Francillon, Boris Danev, Srdjan Capkun. Department of Computer Science ETH Zurich (.PDF)

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