Can you tell me more about the Megamos Crypto hack?
Hello! I've recently read at the Guardian that Megamos Crypto algorithm, that encrypts codes, transferred between car alarm trinkets and the car itself was hacked, but the High Court of Great Britain has forbidden the publication of the bug. Is it really dangerous,because if I'm not mistaken it is used in luxury cars, such as Porsche, Lamborghini and Bentley.
You are right, that encryption algorithm is used in luxury cars security, because it was the latest and the most secure car alarm encryption algorithm. First of all, we at Jammer-Store have already written that any wireless car alarm is vulnerable by default, because it uses radio signals to lock and unlock the car, and any radio signal can be intercepted. That's how those code grabbers for car alarm work. They simply grab the code and resend it to the car alarm, so receiver will think that the signal was sent via car alarm trinket.
The court has prohibited the publication of the bug, because they believe that it may lead to lots of car hijacking cases via code grabbers. You can read more on those devices here. The algorithm was deciphered with “chip slicing” technology, when the chip is literary sliced under the microscope to understand its logic. So, we know that car alarms are vulnerable, but what to do about it?
First of all we recommend to avoid wireless means to control your car, especially apps for iOS or Android, that allow to control the car. They are really dangerous because they use widely spread frequencies, such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to communicate with the car and are even more vulnerable than the ordinary car alarm. Also, modern smartphones can be hacked too. So, if you'd like to protect your car from code grabbers – you will need a car alarm jammer, that will block signals of code grabbers, as well as car alarm trinkets and will surely protect your vehicle.
Thank you for your question, I hope, I've managed to help!