Inspection agency approves car with unsafe smart key from next year

Sep

3

2018

Inspection body Kiwa SCM will reject cars with an unsafe keyless entry from next year in the Netherlands. That is what the authority says. As a result, owners can have problems with the insurance in case of theft.

The authority has strong indications that the number of thefts of cars with such a system is rapidly increasing, the NOS reports . This happens with an attack discovered in 2011, in which thieves try to reinforce the signal of the key, so that the car thinks that the key is nearby and unlocks. The equipment for that trick costs a few dozen, as it turned out earlier .

Various expensive autotypes with keyless entry are stolen much more often this year than last year and therefore the inspection body thinks that criminals use this trick on an increasingly large scale. The hack would be more common than typing the traditional diamond.

Cars may continue to drive after rejection, but insurances may refuse to pay in the event of theft. Owners of the cars can choose to put extra theft protection on the car. There are no concrete figures of the number of thefts through abuse of the keyless entry system. With that system, the key and the car communicate with each other. If the car notices that the key is nearby, it opens and the owner or malicious person can also start him in many cases.

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