Auto, gas security chips vulnerable, study finds


WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Tiny radio-transmitter chips that make possible high-security car keys and swipe-by gasoline passes can be cracked using cheap technology, U.S. computer experts said on Saturday. The radio-frequency ID, or RFID, system uses a relatively simple code that criminals can easily decipher, making it easier to steal a car or get a free tankful of gasoline, the team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and RSA Laboratories said. "We've found that the security ...

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