Car RFID Security System Cracked

Micah

Active Member
Any chance you can copy the article here E? I don't wanna have to sign up for NYT just to read a story.
 

DavidL

Senior Member
WayneW, that's a neat "service".

Electron,
Kinda like a big ole door lock on a house with nice glass windows on both sides.

The professional thief that goes to these levels are exceptional. Like "Gone in 60 minutes" movie.
The RFID systems in place keep out the other 99.99% of potential thieves.
 

electron

Administrator
Staff member
Oh I agree, it still will stop most people. I just posted this to upset Squintz :) j/k As for those credentials, I never logged in to NYTimes to get the article, odd.
 

DavidL

Senior Member
huggy,
What is this "Better Thighs in 60 seconds"? :)
Yeah, I think you are right, it was 60 seconds....
Not enough time to break the encryption. :)
 

Bruce L

Active Member
Huggy: Well since this theft method requires cryptographic breakin it takes 60 minutes instead of 60 seconds :)
 

electron

Administrator
Staff member
And you would need physical access to the key too, or you still aren't going to be able to drive that car away. This isn't too big of a deal for now.
 

smee

Senior Member
Doesn't the article say "hot wire" the car? No key required if you break the security feature.
 

electron

Administrator
Staff member
You still would have to bypass my alarm system, and I only drive a Taurus :) I am pretty sure that most cars which are 'worthy' of being stolen will have an active alarm system as well. Also, in most cases, you can't even shift the car out of Park without a key anyways.
 

smee

Senior Member
Cars are stolen all the time. I think people have figured out how to get around a lot of these things.
 

WayneW

Senior Member
I think that the mechanical steering/shifter unlock is a separate issue from hotwiring and any electronic security embedded in the key. And I think that there are many ways to beat the mechanical issues (especially if you are not worried about damage).
 
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