Last year, hackers-turned-car thieves stole more than $100,000 from a car, without having to go through the trouble of breaking into it physically. They used an electronic device to pick up a radio signal from a close-by key fob and relayed it to another device near the car. Attacks from cybercriminals like this are becoming more and more familiar with progressing forms of technology, and we need multiple types of defense if we hope to combat it. Transportation security technologies, as well as many other ways of security technology from Gatekeeper, can help us fight back against these malicious attacks. Here are some of the best forms of technology and how we can detect keyless entry attacks before they result in car theft.
Effective Keyless Entry System Methods
Typically, there are four types of wireless entry attacks on cars. These include:
- Relay Attack: this is a process of picking up the radio signal from a key fob, possibly from within someone’s home, and relaying it to a device near the car – “tricking” the car’s electronic systems into thinking the owner is operating a keyless entry. Some security experts have tested out car models and deemed them inadequate for security due to keyless entry systems.
- Hacking the Car’s OBD Port: this is one way hackers can access information about the vehicle’s key codes. The hacker can then program a new key that will start the vehicle.
- Keyless Jamming: this is a technique that involves blocking the signal coming from the key fob. You think you’re locking your car, but in reality, the signal is not reaching it. This way, the thief can then open the door and proceed to steal any vehicle.
- Spoofing: a can thief can steal a vehicle’s cryptographic key – a process that can take only a few seconds.
How to Defend With Transportation Security Technologies
As overwhelming as it might seem, there are still plenty of ways for you to defend against these cyber-attacks. One way is with intelligent DriverCam security cameras, which can scan and identify any potential hackers if they then decide to take over the car once it has been compromised physically. This form of technology uses artificial intelligence facial recognition to identify the attackers.
It can be challenging to truly fight back against keyless entry attacks, especially if you’re a developer or automotive fleet owner. But if you take the extra steps by installing security measures just in case, you will be in better shape then you were before.
Vehicle Inspection Security With Gatekeeper
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