Does your car have push-button ignition? Be wary then because thieves may have a new technology that allows them to start your car and drive away with it, leaving any a trace.
The theft can be accomplished using a ‘mystery device’, which comes in two pieces, and works by picking up a signal from the vehicle’s key fob from up to 10 feet away, reported US-based Automotive News yesterday.
The “scary part is that there’s no warning or explanation for the owner. Unless someone catches the crime on a security camera, there’s no way for the owner or the police to really know what happened.
So far, there has been no such incidences heard in Malaysia.
However, Malaysia is already ranked number sixth globally in number of auto-thefts last year. With an average of 60 cars being stolen daily in the country, it raises the question whether this new hacking technology has already made it to our shores.