Put Your Key Fob in the Microwave

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Put Your Key Fob in the Microwave

Post by Stercutus » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:12 am

Anyone who has purchased a new car in the last couple of years may have noticed it did not come with a key. Anti-theft protection is only as good as the latest theft gear.

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Re: Put Your Key Fob in the Microwave

Post by TacAir » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:27 pm

Several cars have been stolen or looted at the COSTCO around the corner using just this 'relay attack' method. No sign of a break in? No insurance payout for theft....

Locally, (Anchorage AK) car theft has become a major issue with 300 to 400 autos stolen as day.....
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Re: Put Your Key Fob in the Microwave

Post by roOism » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:26 pm

I've wondered how close they have to be to do stuff like this. Even my motorcycle uses a fob now, bike won't even try to turn on unless my fob is within a few feet of it.
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Re: Put Your Key Fob in the Microwave

Post by NT2C » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:39 pm

Vehicles have always been prime targets for thieves anyway, so the only net change really is that we've made it more tech-centric to do what thieves have always been doing.
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Re: Put Your Key Fob in the Microwave

Post by Stercutus » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:56 pm

Lest anyone think that there small town in the middle of nowhere is immune our little town in the middle of nowhere gets routinely hit by card skimmers, ATM hackers and car boosters from other cities. We do catch them frequently because they are too dumb to realize that most people a in small town know when something is wrong or out of place and will call the police, whom in small town have resources available to respond.
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