The reports of a wireless hack that can open 100 million Volkswagens are impressive:
Car Thieves Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens With A Simple Wireless Hack by Swati Khandelwal.
But I wanted to point out an Atlanta hack that opens the estimated 1.2 billion vehicles in the world.
To be complete, here is film footage of this hack in action:
Both the wireless opening hack and the Atlanta hack require additional effort to drive the opened car away.
On securing your car, see: Simple hack unlocks 100 million Volkswagen vehicles – Simple Absolute Defense.
PS: Contrast the estimated $40 cost of an Arduino-based RF Transceiver (from Swati’s post) plus technical expertise with the $0.00 cost of the Atlanta hack and lack of technical expertise. Which do you think will be more widespread?