The ADAC, or the German Automobile Club has revealed a few findings about how easy and vulnerable keyless entry systems in cars are and how easy it is to hack them. The Club also revealed how easy it is for thieves to steal a car with keyless entry.
The ADAC members showed how easy it was to steal a car with some inexpensive materials. Usually, the key fob must be around a few feet from the vehicle for the car to receive the radio signal from the key. Researchers found a way to extent that radio signal range to several hundred meters.
Once inside the car, it was just a matter of start and go, since many automakers allow the engine to run even after the key fob has gone out of range. The experiment was carried out in several car brands in Europe including BMW, Audi, Toyota, and Ford.
The experiment carried out by ADAC is simple and effective. It also demonstrates how easy it is for thieves to steal a car, and how carmakers have not found a solution yet. So you drive a car with keyless entry? Make sure you have your eyes on the car at all times!