Automobiles equipped with technology that uses a wireless transmitting fob to unlock the vehicle and start the engine, rather than a traditional ignition key, could be stolen by intercepting the signal between the key and the car. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich say the “smart” keys usually need to be within a few yards of the vehicle for the low-powered signal to tell the car's computer to unlock the doors and enable the ignition. But the ...

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