Ford introduces smart key fobs to thwart hackers

Ford has a solution to keep hackers from stealing crucial information encoded in a key fob. The automaker announced last week that its smart key fobs will include a sleep mode to prevent hackers from decrypting key signals. A hacker is capable of using what’s called a “relay box” to extend a signal and unlock, lock, or start a car without the owner’s doing or knowledge. Worse, the data could be used to create a duplicate key fob. Ford’s new key fobs will include a sleep mode. Essentially, when the…

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