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Revealed: car industry was warned keyless vehicles vulnerable to theft a decade ago | Motoring

Revealed: car industry was warned keyless vehicles vulnerable to theft a decade ago | Motoring

[ad_1] The car industry ignored warnings more than a decade ago that keyless technology on modern vehicles risked a surge in vehicle thefts, an investigation by the Observer can reveal. Legal and computer researchers claimed keyless entry and vehicle software would be “subverted” because of inadequate security. The industry was warned of research that car owners could “expect to find their cars stolen in the future without any sign of entry.” An increase in vehicle crime with keyless entry has contributed to record prices for car insurance, with some drivers now facing quotes of more than £2,000 a year or more to insure their car. Car theft in England and Wales in the year to March 2023 was at its highest level for more than a decade. The Observer has found: A device disguised as a games console – known as an “emulator” – is being exploited by thieves to steal vehicles within 20 seconds by mimicking the electronic key. It is being targeted at Hyundai and Kia models. “Smart” equipment is on sale online …