Security Issues & Solution's
While fire is normally an accidental event, theft is an intentional
human act which requires motivation on the part of the criminal, the
means to accomplish,an opportunity to act, and the assurance of escape,
or to remain undetected.To counter the act of theft,these variables
must be controlled, eliminated,or reversed.
When the bad guys see you have a Identisafe-09 security system in your car, they will move away to steal an easier target.
The traditional car thief is motivated by the
prospect of a ride home, a joyride, or perhaps to use the car during
the commission of a crime. When the casual thief needs a car, and the
motivation and opportunity is there, he will steal any car, classic,
specialty, or modern. To him a car is a car. He will totally destroy
the car he steals, likely in resentment.
The professional thief is motivated by
financial gain. His cars are usually stolen on order, and may be sold
whole, or parted-out. Why, and when this thief steals, is defined by
the economics of the market that he serves, and the degree of
opportunity that you provide him with.
Why buy a car security system?
Protecting yourself and your
family, as well as your vehicle and your car stereo are all excellent
reasons to invest in a car security system. Additionally, most
insurance companies offer lowered rates for vehicles equipped with an
security system— it'll pay for itself!
A good security system not only makes your car more difficult
to steal, it also makes it easier to live with. The Identisafe-09
security system is convenient and easily lets you arm and disarm the
alarm, switch on & off the ignition system, lock & unlock your
doors, and even zap open your trunk.
When you order your Identisafe-09 security system, you can
also count on the exclusive toll-free Customer Care Support we offer
our customers to help them protect their car even better.
Identisafe-09 "Robotic Offensive Security" (optional /additional feature)
We guarantee you 100% that the thief's body will be paralyzed for 30 mins or more if he attempts to steal or hijack your car.
He cannot move any part of his body till 30 mins. In the mean
time the auto dialer calls you on your phone. Thus helping your car to
remain safe. The thief is not hurt but only temporarily paralyzed. This
security feature is legally permitted in USA, UK & Europe & is
available for advanced versions of Identisafe-09 &
Retinasafe-18.This feature is optional and is provided without any
additional cost only when demanded by client when he orders
Identisafe-09 or Retinasafe-18.
Why Fingerprint system Identisafe-09 is a better
choice than any other form of car security system or RFID car security
Gone in 60 seconds--the high-tech version
Let's say you just bought a Mercedes S550, a state-of-the-art,
high-tech vehicle with an antitheft keyless ignition system. After
pulling into a Starbucks to celebrate with a grande latte and a scone
while checking your messages on a BlackBerry, a man in a T-shirt and
jeans with a laptop sits next to you and starts up a friendly
conversation: "Is that the S550? How do you like it so far?" Eager to
share, you converse for a few minutes, then the man thanks you and is
gone. A moment later you look up to discover your new Mercedes is gone
as well. Now, decrypting one 40-bit code sequence can not only
disengage the security system and unlock the doors, it can also start
the car--making the hack tempting for thieves. The owner of the code is
now the true owner of the car. And while high-end, high-tech auto
thefts like this are more common in Europe today, they will soon start
happening in America. The sad thing is that manufacturers of keyless
devices don't seem to care.
Now, one 40-bit code sequence can not only disengage the security system and unlock the doors, it can also start the car.
Antitheft systems get more sophisticated
Wireless or contactless devices in cars are not new. Remote keyless
entry systems, those black fobs we all have dangling next to our car
keys, have been around for years. While still a few feet away from a
car, the fobs can disengage the auto alarm and unlock the doors; they
can even activate the car's panic alarm in an emergency. First
introduced in the 1980s, modern remote keyless entry systems use a
circuit board, a coded Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology
chip, a battery, and a small antenna; the latter two designed so that
the fob can broadcast to a car while it's still several feet away. The
RFID chip in the key fob contains a select set of codes designed to
work with a given car. These codes are rolling 40-bit strings, meaning
that with each use, the code changes slightly, creating about 1
trillion possible combinations in total. When you push the unlock
button, the keyfob sends a 40-bit code along with an instruction to
unlock the car doors; if the synced-up car receiver gets the 40-bit
code it is expecting, the car performs the instruction. If not, car
does not respond.
A second antitheft RFID use is for remote vehicle
immobilizers. These are tiny chips embedded inside the plastic head of
the ignition keys, and they are used in more than 150 million vehicles
today. Improper use prevents the car's fuel pump from operating
correctly. Unless the driver has the correct key chip installed, the
car will run out of fuel a few blocks from the attempted theft. (That's
why valet keys don't have the chips installed; valets need to drive the
car only short distances.) One estimate suggests that since their
introduction in the late 1990s, vehicle immobilizers have resulted in a
90 percent decrease in auto thefts nationwide.
Unfortunately, the companies making RFID systems for cars don't think there's a problem.
But can this RF system be defeated? Yes
Is Fingerprint security for cars the solution? Yes
vehicle immobilization, keyless ignition systems work only in the
presence of the proper chip. Unlike remote keyless entry systems,
keyless ignition systems are passive, don't require a battery, and have
much shorter ranges (usually six feet or less); instead of sending a
signal, the keyless ignition system relies on a signal emitted from the
car itself. Keyless ignition systems allow you the convenience of
starting your car with the touch of a button without removing the chip
from your pocket or purse or backpack.
Given that the car is more or less broadcasting its code and
looking for a response, it seems possible that a thief could try
different codes and see what the responses are. Last fall the authors
of a study from Johns Hopkins University and the security firm RSA used
a laptop equipped with a microreader. They were able to capture the
code sequence, decrypt it, then disengage the alarm and unlock and
start a 2005 Ford Escape SUV without the key; they even provided an
online video of their "car theft." But if you think that such a hack
might occur only in a pristine academic environment, with the right
equipment, you're wrong.
Real-world examplesMeet Radko Soucek, a 32-year-old car thief
from the Czech Republic. Using a laptop and a reader, he is alleged to
have stolen several expensive cars in and around Prague. Soucek is not
new to auto theft; he has been stealing cars since he was 11 years old,
but he recently turned high-tech when he realized how easily it could
be done. Ironically, what led to his downfall was his own laptop, which
holds evidence of all his past encryption attempts. With a database of
successful encryption strings already stored on his hard drive, he's
now able to crack cars he's never seen before in a relatively short
amount of time.
And Soucek isn't an isolated example. Recently, soccer player
David Beckham had not one but two custom-designed BMW X5 SUVs stolen,
the most recent theft occurred in Madrid, Spain. Police believe an auto
theft gang using software instead of hardware pinched both of Beckham's
Gone in…a few minutes?How a keyless car gets stolen isn't
exactly a state secret; much of the required knowledge is Basic
Encryption 101. The authors of the Johns Hopkins/RSA study needed only
to capture two challenge-and-response pairs from their intended target
before cracking the encryption. In an example from the paper, they
wanted to see if they could swipe the passive code off the keyless
ignition device itself. To do so, the authors simulated a car's
ignition system (the RFID reader) on a laptop. By sitting close to
someone with a keyless ignition device in their pocket, the authors
were able to perform several scans in less than one second without the
victim knowing. They then began decrypting the sampled
challenge-response pairs. Using brute-force attack techniques, the
researchers had the laptop try different combinations of symbols until
they found combinations that matched. Once they had the matching codes,
they could then predict the sequence and were soon able to gain
entrance to the target car and start it.
In the case of David Beckham, police think that the criminals
waited until he left his car, then proceeded to use a brute-force
attack until the car was disarmed, unlocked, and stolen.
Hear no evil, speak no evil
To remediate these hacks, the
authors of the Johns Hopkins/RSA study suggest that the RFID industry
move away from the relatively simple 40-bit encryption technology now
in use and adopt a more established encryption standard such as the
128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). The longer the encryption
code, the harder it is to crack. The authors do concede that this
change would require a higher power consumption and therefore might be
harder to implement, nor would it be backward compatible with all the
40-bit ignition systems already available. The authors also suggest
that car owners wrap their keyless ignition fobs in tin foil when not
in use to prevent active scanning attacks, and that automobile
manufacturers place a protective cylinder around the ignition slot.
This latter step would limit the RFID broadcast range and make it
harder for someone outside the car to eavesdrop on the code sequence.
Unfortunately, the companies making RFID systems for cars
don't think there's a problem. The 17th annual CardTechSecureTech
conference took place this past week in San Francisco, and I had an
opportunity to talk with a handful of RFID vendors; none wanted to be
quoted nor would any talk about 128-bit AES encryption replacing the
current 40-bit code anytime soon. Few were familiar with the Johns
Hopkins/RSA study I cited, and even fewer knew about keyless ignition
cars being stolen in Europe. Even Consumer Reports acknowledges that
keyless ignition systems might not be secure for prime time, yet the
RFID industry adamantly continues to whistle its happy little tune.
Until changes are made in the keyless systems, my next car will
definitely have an ignition key that can't be copied by a laptop.
Which one is better for car security? Biometrics or RFID Technology?