12 Feb '18, 1am

Car thieves in Malaysia have gone high-tech, using device to unlock car with keyless entry: Source

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Owners of cars using the keyless entry system are at risk of having their vehicles stolen in minutes by a frequency­hacking device that is available in Malaysia. The device, which costs about RM150 (S$50) and can be obtained online or at some electronics stores, can unlock a car and start its engine by hacking its radio frequency identification (RFID) information. A source said the device could unlock almost any car with keyless entry. Car thieves have recruited hackers to install the required software onto their laptops and teach them how to operate the device, according to the source. "Some local hackers have been approached to offer their services to members of the car theft syndicate," the source added. There are three ways to steal the encryption code to unlock these vehicles. "The device has to be attached to a computer an...

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