Automotive News reports that the vehicles with a key-less entry system may be vulnerable to theft. Report suggest that the thieves might be using a new device that allows breaking into cars without leaving a trace.
The NICB (United States' National Insurance Crime Bureau) has already obtained and tested the new device, which is modular and works by intercepting signal from the vehicle's key from 10 feet away.
The officials said that the thieves can easily purchase these devices online markets, a person with basic with computer skills could build one by their own.
NICB COO, Jim Schweitzer said that "the manufacturers have made tremendous strides with their technology, but now they have to adapt and develop countermeasures as threats like this surface".
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers informed that cyber-security has become one of the highest priorities for the automotive industry. "Some manufacturers may include a series of systems and mechanisms as one approach to enhancing vehicle safety," he said in a statement.
These devices reaching the wrong hands can can result in some serious outcome. The automotive industry does not ban the sale of the equipment that would further enable the thieves break into the vehicles. As the cars have become more and more connected, hacking and cyber-security have become major concerns in recent year.