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Key fob relay attacks
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:44:37 PM »

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Re: Key fob relay attacks
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 04:00:57 PM »
Scary thought: this kind of attack could work in more places than just at home.

Suppose your car was parked outside a restaurant where you were having dinner, and one of these scanners picked up the key fob in your pocket?

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Re: Key fob relay attacks
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 04:17:38 PM »
>restaurant

A few years ago, when these fob vulnerabilities started to crop up, a defcon-type drove through a restaurant parking lot with his laptop broadcasting the codes. About 15 cars unlocked their doors or trunks.  As the article mentions, it used to be just door locks --so, the manufacturers added insecure ignition.

It's getting worse. I recently saw some Ford product placement ads showing unlocking and remote starting use a phone app,  Hoo boy!

Related:
McAfee Predicts More Malware Will Target Smart Homes In 2019

https://www.ubergizmo.com/2018/11/mcafee-predicts-malware-smart-homes-2019/

TL;DR: It's the phone, it's almost always the phone.