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Two dozen vehicles found to have wireless key-entry systems that are vulnerable to hacking

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2016
Two dozen vehicles found to have wireless key-entry systems that are vulnerable to hacking
Image Credits: Wired.com

Image Credits: Wired.com

On the heels of the federal government’s warning about automotive cybersecurity vulnerabilities, a group of German vehicle security researchers has released a study showing many wireless key entry systems are vulnerable to hacking.

Munich-based ADAC (Allgemeine Deutsche Automobil-Club) performed the study on dozens of cars to test a radio “amplification attack” that extends the range of a driver’s wireless key fobs to open cars and even start their ignitions.

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