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Journalists of the British edition What Car conducted an experiment in which ten seconds were able to steal a sports car the Audi TT-RS and the DS 3 Crossback crossover, equipped with electronic keys and remote engine start. About it reports “Russian service bi-Bi-si”.
Journalists have used the popular British hijackers by electronic hacking cars. Attackers usually work in pairs: one applies to the door handle device, amplifying the signal, which passes the castle to the electronic key and the second gets as close as possible to the house, which is a key device, transmitting the signal key.
Because of this the hijackers manages to fool the electronic lock and open the car. In the same way they manage to start the engine button. According to police, stolen in this way, the car is often allowed for parts.
To combat this way of hijackings, some manufacturers equip their cars with movement sensor. To deceive his journalists failed.
The journalists What Car this system hack did not work, but it is not available on all models of cars. In total, the experiment involved seven cars. In addition to Audi and DS is the: BMW X3, Ford Fiesta, Mercedes-Benz A-class and two versions of the Land Rover Discovery Sport — TD4 and SD6. The journalists also managed to steal 30 seconds Discovery Sport TD4. Castle version SD6 was opened for 20 seconds, but to start the engine failed. Mercedes-Benz stole 50 seconds, while Ford and BMW for a moment.
The publication has decided to conduct such an experiment due to the fact that the number of thefts and insurance payouts in England and Wales in 2018 was the largest in the last seven years. In these parts of the UK last year were stolen, 106 thousand cars.
In the British Association of insurers, the increase in the number of thefts associated with the spread of systems, Keyless entry and Keyless engine start.
The companies Volkswagen AG (VAG), Peugeot Societe Anonyme (PSA), which owns the brands Audi and DS, respectively, said that “working closely with police” to increase anti-theft safety of their cars. Representatives of the company Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) noted that the experiment involved a version of the Land Rover Discovery Sport has already been discontinued.
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