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Old 07-31-2006, 10:11 AM
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"Pinch My Ride": modern automotive RFID-security fallacies

Wired just ran a good article on RFID keys for cars. While RFID-keyed cars were initially touted as "unstealable", it turns out there are plenty of ways for thieves to steal them, including, in some cases, a secret series of pushes and pulls on the emergency brake that reset the RFID authentication system. Regardless, insurance companies are frequently denying claims.

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