[ Last changed: 27th January 1997 ]
Cars are stolen electronically. Widespread adoption of remote locking devices - electronic key fobs - has given rise to a new type of car theft. These devices send electronic signals which can be recorded and replayed using a so-called grabber, and this received considerable press attention following a recent court case. The seminar will describe the current state of affairs and how cryptographic techniques are leading to more theft-proof vehicles.