IT Security

Cars Vulnerable to Remote Unlocking Hack; New findings



 Most hacking attacks are not so easy to carry out.   We all know that various functions of a moving car can be hijacked.  All it takes is a hacker with local or remote access.  Security researchers at the University of Birmingham discovered attack methods focusing on vulnerabilities in remote key-less entry systems (RKE).  RKE systems use cryptography and a counter value to generate a rolling code signal.   The vehicle then decrypts the signal and verifies to ensure that it is a new counter value to prevent replay attacks.  According to the team of researchers, attackers could intercept the signal from up to 100 meters.   Then they  create a clone of the original remote control by decryption of information.