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Thieves target VW, Audi, Honda, Fiat and Volvo - Vehicle Security

Mick McAloren @ August 28, 2015 5:39 pm

Thousands of cars found vulnerable to keyless theft, according to researchers

Vehicles such as VW, Audi, Fiat, Honda and Volvo are at risk due to research which highlights a weakness in the ‘Megamos Crypto system’, * a piece of technology used by manufacturers such as Audi, Fiat, Honda, Volvo and Volkswagen.

This technology is supposed to prevent a car engine being started without the presence of a key fob containing the correct radio frequency identification chip*

Quoted from the research ‘however, researchers at Birmingham University and Radbound University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, were able to intercept signals sent between the chip and the car. Listening in twice allowed them to use a process of reverse engineering – using a commercially available computer programmer - to identify the secret codes used to start the car.’*

The Metropolitan Police says some 6000 vehicles were stolen without keys last year – almost half of all thefts*.

*Reproduced from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11808814/Thousands-of-cars-vulnerable-to-keyless-theft-according-to-researchers.html

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