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The nature and extent of electronic theft methods for cars
Electronic immobiliser systems are standard equipment in most modern cars. Fitment of this anti-theft technology is probably the biggest single contributor to the reductions in car theft seen in many markets since the 1990s. Over time the immobiliser systems have been refined yet there is persistent feedback from the market which suggests that even the most sophisticated modern electronic protection can be overcome, using equipment readily available on the internet, allowing thieves to steal cars without access to the owner's keys.
Referring to such techniques as 'electronic theft', this report sets out to determine to what extent this anecdotal information is true and to separate 'fact' from 'fiction'. In doing so, the report will answer the following important questions:
- To what extent are electronic theft methods used in car theft today?
- Is this type of theft a growing problem?
- What particular electronic theft methods are used?
• This report includes analysis of a range of electronic theft methods, which represent a growing theft risk for vehicles. Focusing on third party tools available to locksmiths, the report will investigate what security weakness do they leverage to be able to reprogram new keys.
• Additionally, the report also analyses how actual theft tools (recovered from stolen vehicles) operate and what weaknesses they exploit.
• The report also looks at how many cars are being stolen in this way, to help OEMs perform more accurate risk assessments.
Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
1.1 The Extent of Electronic Theft Methods
1.2 Typical Methods used by Thieves
1.3 Tackling Electronic Theft
2.2 Definition of 'Electronic Theft'
2.5 Special Acknowledgments
3. How Thieves Steal Modern Cars without the Key
3.1 Gaining Entry to the Vehicle
3.1.2. Manipulation of the Door Lock Mechanism
3.1.3. Breaking the Side Window Glass
3.1.4. Key Fob Signal Manipulation
3.1.5. Key Fob Signal Blocking
3.1.6. Direct Signal Manipulation
3.2 Starting the Vehicle Engine
3.2.1. Programming a New Key to the Vehicle
3.2.2. Cloning Existing Vehicle Key
3.2.3. Replacement of Security-Relevant Components
3.2.4. Key Fob Signal Manipulation
3.2.5. Immobiliser Override
3.2.6. Possible Future Methods
3.3 Case Studies
4. The Extent of Electronic Theft Methods
4.1 Interpretation of the Data
4.3 Increase in Theft Without Keys
4.4 Future Predictions
4.5 Country-by-Country Analysis
List of Figures
Fig. 1. Estimates of Electronic Theft Penetration by Country
Fig. 2. High-Risk Vehicle Theft Trends and Electronic Theft Penetration
Fig. 3. Entry and Start Methods used by Thieves
Fig. 4. Historical Perspective of Vehicle Theft in England and Wales
Fig. 5. Summary of Vehicle Entry and Start Methods used by Thieves
Fig. 6. How Thieves Gain Access to Vehicles
Fig. 7. Constraints of Different Access Methods
Fig. 8. Smart Key Relay Attack Method (Access)
Fig. 9. SBD Relay Attack Evaluation Devices
Fig. 10. How Thieves Start Vehicles without the Original Key
Fig. 11. Electronic Theft Method Timeline
Fig. 12. Typical New Key Programming Process (Aftermarket Tool)
Fig. 13. Comparison of Key Programming and Key Cloning
Fig. 14. Smart Key Relay Attack Method (Engine Start)
Fig. 15. Immobiliser Override ECU for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van
Fig. 16. Summary of Modus Operandi Observed in Case Studies
Fig. 17. Countries where Electronic Theft Data has been Estimated
Fig. 18. Electronic Theft Rates by Region
Fig. 19. Cars Stolen 'With Key' –Sample of UK Premium and Luxury Parc
Fig. 20. Proportion of Cars Stolen 'Without Key' in London
Fig. 21. Evolution in Theft Methods of Traqueur Fleet in France,
Fig. 22. Methods Covered by 'Theft Without the key'
Fig. 23. Different Weaknesses in Vehicle Security Systems
Fig. 24. Security-Related Exploits Possible using Reverse Engineering
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