The theory: raise the hood, cut the alarm, jimmy the door, and use a laptop to hack the car’s computer so it recognizes a signal sent from another key fob.
The proposed law would make car hacking a felony, but it could have consequences for security researchers who want to help make cars safer.
Thieves could potentially use a $225 signal booster to fool cars into thinking their owners are nearby: a silent theft that doesn’t leave a scratch.
As cars get more and more connected, there are plenty of remote and non-remote ways to send them into a ditch.
Who’re you going to believe? An automatic safety feature that records collisions and calls 911, or its “everything is JUST FINE” driver?