A hacker named “EvanConnect” has developed a device which helps users break into any luxury car that uses a wireless key fob system.
He named the device “keyless repeater” which he sells for $9,000 and demonstrated that how it works in a video which he released recently.
The video clip reveals him coming close to a neglected car which comes from his good friend that provided him consent to utilize it and also utilizing the tiny portable device with an antenna to unlock the motorist’s side door of the car and also begin the engine, dailymail.co.uk reported on Friday.
In the video, he admits there is no guarantee as to how his customers might use the device.
He stated in a meeting that his device works with all luxury automobiles besides those that utilize regularities in between 22 and also 40 kHz, such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Bentley and also Rolls Royce designs launched after 2014.
Additionally, he also mentioned about the upgraded version of the same for $12,000 which can unlock any car that uses a wireless 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 said.
Samy Kamkar, a protection professional, informed Vice after assessing Evan Connect’s video footage that the keyless repeater innovation is generally understood in the area.
“I ca 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.