Monday, January 24, 2011

High Tech Car Theft

I just read an article on Yahoo Autos outlining how a couple of ingenious car thieves with the right amount of equipment can make off with your expensive push to start car.  Basically, the thieves just need some equipment and two antennas.

Here is how it works.  One person follows the car owner to pickup the signal from their in-pocket key fob and he then transmits the signal to the second thief who is outside standing next to the car.  He then broadcasts the signal to the car making it think that the owner with the key fob is standing there thus unlocking the cars and allowing them to drive away in the car.

Pretty scary.

You can read the article here -

Keyless entry systems vulnerable to high-tech car thieves

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