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Washington Post: DC Police reporting increased signal amplification attacks

Posted by FobGuard® Administrator on September 06, 2016 . 0 Comments

Washing Post has an article today about the increase in signal amplification attacks resulting in burglaries with no sign of forced entry:

"Thieves have been hacking into so-called keyless entry systems that permit many cars to be opened and closed remotely with the press of a button, police said this month on an email bulletin board. 

They say an electronic device held close to a car prompts a recognition signal. Additional equipment amplifies that signal and sends it to the wireless key in the owner’s home, perhaps dozens of yards from the car."

Read the full article here.

 

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WIRED magazine: Radio Attack Lets Hackers Steal 24 Different Car Models

Posted by FobGuard® Administrator on March 22, 2016 . 0 Comments

One of the cornerstone technology publications in the world, WIRED magazine, has recently published an article covering the news that ADC the foremost German Automobile Association has successfully proven this attack and developed in expensive equipment to perform the attack.

While the video from ADAC is in German, it's not too hard to follow along. You can see that in the example attack the car owner is sitting in a cafe having lunch, and unbeknownst to him someone amplifies his fob signal while his accomplice proceeds to steal the vehicle.

You can read the article on the WIRED website: Radio Attack Lets Hackers Steal 24 Different Car Models

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ADAC exposé: Keyless Entry - Easy prey for car thieves (in German)

Posted by FobGuard® Administrator on March 18, 2016 . 0 Comments

ADAC has published some astonishing videos of their engineering team testing the keyless entry amplification attack on various luxury vehicles in Germany.Unfortunately the videos are in German, however we have contacted ADAC to request them to translate into English.

The videos are very detailed and provide a good visual understanding of the nature of this fundamental flaw in keyless entry systems.

Read the article and watch the video directly on the ADAC website.

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Post Apocalypic Scenes in the UK

Posted by FobGuard® Administrator on May 23, 2015 . 0 Comments

There were post apocalyptic scenes in the UK on Wednesday as someone employed a signal jammer to wipe out an entire carpark of cars. This is the opposite of the amplification attack that FobGuard® will save you from, but shows you the increasing dangers of keyless entry fobs! It's a wild world out there - don't leave your Fob unguarded!

The Register: Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha

 

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