Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Keyless Car Security Alert

Apparently, those fobs are always talking to the car if they're in range. So if a thief has a device called a "relay box," to intercept the signal, they can then use that gizmo to steal the car.
West Midlands Police believe it is the first time the high-tech crime has been caught on camera.
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The theft took just one minute and the Mercedes car, stolen from the Elmdon area of Solihull on 24 September, has not been recovered.
If you have a car that has such a system, precautions are advised.

(H/T)

3 comments:

GolFoxtrot Yankee said...

A variant of this tactic boosts the signal to unlock the car, which is then burglarized. A colleague recommended putting all fobs in a foil-covered box or something similar when not being used.

Nangleator said...

Is it a good way to define the active range by using the lock/unlock buttons?

CenterPuke88 said...

Nope, because they used a signal catcher close to the house, and a relay/booster by the car.
If the signal makes it outta your house, and they can get to your car, they can drive it off.
Of course, this technology has been in use for a few years now, but this is the first confirmed use of it captured by police.