car theft: drivers warned proximity keys for newer models might be a risk - the best car alarm
Thieves may be developing ways to steal new cars that use proximity keys to open the vehicle and start the engine, and urge overseas drivers to put the keys in a refrigerator or freezer.
Mark Borenstein of the South Australian driving organization RAA told 891 ABC Adelaide that at this stage, problems overseas did not appear to have arrived in Australia.
"I have spoken to some people in this industry and they have not experienced it here," he said . ".
"But maybe someone is starting to find information from the Internet, and we're starting to look at that.
For example, Mr. Borenstein explained why it was suggested that the driver put their keyless fob in the refrigerator.
"The cold is not a problem, but a big aluminum box or steel box," he said . ".
"It should have the effect of the so-called Faraday cage ,[which is]
Put something to block the radio frequency.
"He warned that people often keep close keys or fobs somewhere in their homes, which is enough for their parked cars to be turned on by radio frequency.
It is believed that some car thieves now have the technology to increase the distance between fob activation and entering the car.
Mr Borenstein said that other hacking technologies being developed overseas are designed to bypass any demand for keys or FOB prices.
"What we have seen since Russia is some electronic engineers and scientists. . .
Being recruited to develop these hacking systems, so we're starting to see some of this happening in European cars, how they can hack systems later on
"We haven't seen much in Australia so far, but one good thing is that we can at least learn from what happened in Europe [before]Hacker devicesget here.
"Some of the things we see in Russia are that they don't need keys and they enter the car through a port that talks to the computer.
The auto expert said hackers appeared to be interested in beating the anti-theft device on newer cars.
"When you open the key, it says to the security guard 'I want to use all the systems on the car to make it run,'" he said '. ".
"Then, it goes to talk to the computer that controls the transmission, the computer that controls the engine, the computer that controls the rest of the car.
"When they all said yes, we know you, they started.
Mr. Borenstein said that automakers are working to improve the safety of vehicle entry, Button start-up and anti-theft systems. "[With]
"When you press the button or the button to turn off, your key will send out the radio frequency recognized by the car," he said . ".
"According to the agreement, cars and Keys will say to each other 'Next time we talk to each other, we will use a different number '.
What they call Rolling code --
It's been a long time.
The combination of radio frequencies also helps make keyless access safer, he said, because the hacker device or scanner must receive the code sent between the key and the car and the changing radio frequency used by the key and the car every time it communicates.
Fingerprint technology has also played a role, he said.
"What we're starting to see is some high.
"European cars are coming soon with fingerprint recognition as a start-up button, so we may start to see the keys disappear," he said . ".
"Normal drivers will program their fingerprints in and there will be an acceptance process.
"If you want to introduce another person to drive, you will deal with the car.
"Executives at RAA say future drivers may not have to worry about losing their car keys because of technological advances, which will make them obsolete," but it will take a long time for me to drive with you . "
Despite concerns about the complex approach to car theft, RAA says most car theft is still done through traditional methods such as breaking windows or knocking on door locks.
"The most common stolen car is in 12-
Mr. Borenstein said: "The age of 15 is different . " He noted that thieves are often keen to sell such vehicles to spare parts that are no longer produced.
He said they still use car keys when thieves are free.
"As technology advances, we see a decline in the total number of vehicles, but those stolen by professionals remain the same and will rise in some cases," he said . ".
"Professionals even use the easiest way at service stations, unattended keys, starting with a broken house --ins, etc.
"We think that one of the breaks for every four houses could be the car keys.
"If the driver loses the key or fobs, the car dealer can re-code the vehicle system, and Mr Borenstein acknowledges that it also provides a possible route for the thief.
"The reality is that risk has always existed.
Even with the old key, they can go out and cut a mechanical key if someone wants to steal your car (
When the car is being repaired)," he said.
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Adelaide, Australia, Australia-