"Murphy was an optimist!"
Secure today – gone tomorrow June 2, 2006 9:50 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Security, Technology
High tech thieves are targeting keyless entry cars. Becoming more prominent is the option to enter your car and start it without a key. We rely on the quality of the software and the strength of encryption. But what happens as your car ages and over time strong encyption becomes weak encryption? I can see a day where a thief simply walks past older cars in a mall parking lot to have doors pop open or engines start. Or perhaps I sit down in the drivers seat to see a message on the dash "Important security update available! Download now?" I’ll ponder my watch knowing I’m already late but a security update means a vunerability in my security system has been found and the thieves know it. BUT! If I update and restart my car, it might not work. I am powerless but to turn on my best Shatner, clench my fists, look to the ceiling, and as the camera pans out scream "Gaaaaattees!" (hear Shatner)