Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Radio Attack Lets Hackers Steal 24 Different Car Models

Everyone laughed at the guy that kept his keys in the freezer. Well, who is laughing now as he drives to work and everyone else is walking? Pretty scary stuff.

The Munich-based automobile club ADAC late last week made public a study it had performed on dozens of cars to test a radio "amplification attack" that silently extends the range of unwitting drivers’ wireless key fobs to open cars and even start their ignitions, as first reported by the German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche. The ADAC researchers say that 24 different vehicles from 19 different manufacturers were all vulnerable, allowing them to not only reliably unlock the target vehicles but also immediately drive them away.