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Keyless entry security?

Discussion in 'Safety & Security' started by bent_rod, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. bent_rod

    bent_rod FEOA Donator

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    Today I was in my Escort with engine running about ready to pull out of a parking space at a local supermarket when something very odd happen. About 20% of all the cars in the very full parking lot started to flash headlight and honk! I looked around and wondered what is going on with so many cars horns going all at the same time. Then my car started to honk it's horn. I have an aftermarket keyless entry system that has a panic button on the key fob, so I used it to turn off the honking.

    Did I just get hacked?

    Research on the net turned up this: Scientists from Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) in Germany have revealed a major flaw in vehicle keyless entry systems by demonstrating a new device that can ‘learn and record’ radio codes used to lock and unlock car doors. In the same way that a universal remote control can mimic commands from your TV and DVD controller, the new device could enable thieves to access buildings and cars after remote eavesdropping from a distance of up to 100 meters. http://www.motorauthority.com/blog/1024 ... ty-systems
  2. Demache

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    I wouldn't doubt it. Especially if it was an aftermarket system. There is probably an exploitable flaw in how it encrypts the codes.

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