If you think it’s expensive, a GSM-compatible car anti-theft system can make your car 100% safe from any type of thieves and kidnappers, and also provide you with many options to control the vehicle, then you may be wrong. Of course, your smartphone or simple cell phone can be used as a car alarm remote control, but remember that these modern smartphones are vulnerable to various hackers and attacks. Therefore, using a mobile device as a car alarm remote control is not the best idea. However, the GSM car alarm system has several advantages. First, all code capture jammer devices used for vehicle hijacking are completely unusable. You can also start the engine remotely, which is very convenient if your car is parked outdoors in winter.
However, there are some quite old and well-known methods to surpass these GSM alarms. First of all, one of the most effective devices is the one that can forge mobile phone towers. The US authorities recently used these portable jammer for persecution. In short, these devices pretend to be a cellular tower, and make all GSM devices think they are connected to the cellular tower, and all traffic is routed through the gadget. Using this gadget will affect GSM alerts.
Another point to consider when dealing with such alerts is that you cannot use the GSM blocking program. If someone nearby uses the cell phone’s signal blocker, this alarm will also be unavailable. No one can lock or unlock it. However, considering the recent research by Don Bailey and Matthew Solnic, this function can be regarded as an appropriate security measure. We will start with the recently developed equipment. It can crack its code by cracking the encryption algorithm of GSM alarm. Security experts have calculated that such a device can be built for only $5,000. But now this situation is getting worse. We have already mentioned Don Bailey and Matthew Solnik. You have discovered a security hole in the GSM communication protocol.
Even the latest GSM alert with two-way communication and dialogue codes is exposed to this vulnerability. Malicious individuals with technical knowledge can enter the vehicle through such an alarm, and can even start the engine remotely. The only thing that needs to be done is to send a specific text message to the alert using the code of the required operation. The same function applies to different smartphone applications for car remote controls. Don Bailey and Matthew Solnic performed many tests to discover this vulnerability. “We just connect the laptop to a GSM network that supports M2M (machine-to-machine) technology. With this system, devices can exchange data through the GSM network. When we connect to the network, we can be able to connect to the same GSM network. Automatic alerts communicate. We found a way to send them commands such as “shut down alarm” and “start engine”, so we have full access to the vehicle. Solnic, a cybersecurity expert.
The problem here is that this method can be used not only to crack car alarms, but also to other devices that use GSM networks. However, because certain automatic alerts use a secure data transmission channel, they can resist such attacks. Don Bailey said: “Our goal is to have large manufacturers review their technology and improve their alerts. ” They have shared all the information they have collected with the major alarm manufacturers, and we hope they will take some action. However, it is indeed very good. Such hackers were discovered by people who did not intend to use and use it. You should know that hacking the perpetrators of these alerts can not only control the car, but also access GPS data, so they are likely to find the car owner’s residence. We have written records about such crimes, where GPS navigator data caused such crimes. In this case, we assume that the GSM/GPS signal blocker is a suitable defense measure before the automobile anti-theft system manufacturer improves its jammer equipment.