Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Car Thieves Crack Keyless Entry/Ignition Cars With Antenna

Technology Review - Car thieves of the future might be able to get into a car and drive away without forced entry and without needing a physical key, according to new research that will be presented at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium next month in San Diego, California.
The researchers successfully attacked eight car manufacturers' passive keyless entry and start systems—wireless key fobs that open a car's doors and start the engine by proximity alone.

It was only a matter of time, right? I feel like if I watched any shitty Fast and Furious/Gone in 60 Seconds-ish movie made after 2009, this technology would just be assumed. What I love now is that when you leave your downtown office and your fucking BMW is missing from the company lot, you just know it was some dorky WASP-y MIT professor driving off with your shit laughing maniacally through the sunroof. No way you can blame that one on a minority group.

h/t BoingBoing via Technology Review


  1. It is really convenient to have a remote keyless entry for our car. There are many features that were equipped with this product. Like, hands free system that spares drivers from getting hard times unlocking the door while carrying an armload of groceries. This system provides the automatically locking and unlocking car door system. And it also alarms the car against theft.