Hackable?” Tests Whether Car Key Fobs Are Secure

Smart key fobs make it easy to open your car, pop the trunk, and start driving without fumbling around for your keys. But is the signal sent through the air secure? Does every click give hackers a chance to capture your code?

During the second season of “Hackable?” white-hat hacker Tim Martin gained keyless entry to Geoff’s rental car by intercepting the key fob’s signal. On the latest episode, Tim’s back, and this time we learn if he can also start the car and drive away. Listen and learn if your car’s key fob could help a hacker steal your car in under 60 seconds!

Listen now to the award-winning podcast “Hackable?”.


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