San Francisco: A hacker named “EvanConnect” has developed a tool which helps customers break into any luxurious automobile that makes use of a wi-fi key fob system.
He named the gadget “keyless repeater” which he sells for $9,000 and demonstrated the way it works in a video which he launched lately.
The video reveals him approaching an unattended automobile which belongs to his pal who gave him permission to make use of it and utilizing the small handheld gadget with an antenna to unlock the driving force’s facet door of the automobile and begin the engine, dailymail.co.uk reported on Friday.
Within the video, he admits there isn’t any assure as to how his prospects may use the gadget.
He mentioned in an interview that his gadget works on all luxurious automobiles aside from people who use frequencies between 22 and 40 khz, similar to Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Bentley and Rolls Royce fashions launched after 2014.
Moreover, he additionally talked about concerning the upgraded model of the identical for $12,000 which may unlock any automobile that makes use of a wi-fi fob system.
“Honestly I can tell you that I have not stolen a car with technology, it is very easy to do, but the way I see it, why would I get my hands dirty when I can make money just selling the tools to other people,” he mentioned.
Samy Kamkar, a safety knowledgeable Vice after reviewing EvanConnect’s footage, mentioned the keyless repeater expertise is often recognized within the subject.
“I can not validate that the video is legitimate but I can say that it is 100 per cent reasonable (I have personally performed the same attack on more than a dozen vehicles with hardware I’ve built and very easy to demonstrate),” the report quoted Kamkar.