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Why YOUR keyless car could be gone in just 23 seconds: Gadgets criminals use to hack into your car and steal it are being sold to thieves by High Street locksmiths – but all you need to beat them is an empty drinks can

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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:51 am


Car thieves are using high-tech gadgets to break into and steal cars in seconds
One thief stands by a house to pick up a signal from a car key using a relay
The relay broadcasts the signal to the car, where a second thief opens the door
The scheme - which does not involve breaking windows - steals cars in seconds

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6416075/Your-keyless-car-gone-23-seconds-amid-new-high-tech-crimewave.html
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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:53 am

How to protect your vehicle: Everyday items like a drinks can or your fridge can stop the criminals in their tracks
Every make and model of car which can start 'keylessly' is susceptible to a relay attack.

While this might put drivers on edge, there are easy steps you can take to stop you becoming the next victim of a relay theft.

Certain metals are capable of blocking key signals, which means if you store your fob with one of these metals around it, criminals won't be able to pick them up and steal your vehicle.

The most simple and most ingenious is a metal can.

The aluminum in a drinks can will stop radio signals being transmitted from your key and stop burglars in their tracks.

Some experts have suggested keeping your keys in the fridge, as the material on the inside will block signals too.

Keeping your keys in a small metal box can work the same way.

Special faraday pouches — cheap pouches which shield the key's radio signal from being transmitted — are also useful for storing your keys when you're away from home - in motorway service stations and public car parks.

Experts also encourage drivers to keep them at least 5m away from their front door, to give thieves the worst chance of being able to relay a signal.

But some security specialists advise against hiding your car keys too obscurely in your house — because if serious criminals truly want to steal your car, they will break in and do anything to find the keys.

Old-fashioned methods like parking in a well-lit area, using a steering wheel lock and installing a proper tracking device to your vehicle are still highly recommended to keep your car safe.


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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:45 pm

On my car, you use a key to open the doors, a key to start the car and a crank to roll down the windows.

Never had a problem with the doors or the windows Smile

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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:17 pm

*THE Ben Reilly* wrote:On my car, you use a key to open the doors, a key to start the car and a crank to roll down the windows.

Never had a problem with the doors or the windows Smile

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