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Car Keyless entry hack - how serious is the issue..? What precaution you are taking?

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    Car Keyless entry hack - how serious is the issue..? What precaution you are taking?

    Recently lot of news on this, some scary stories as usual in DM!! (Luckily they haven't put all blames on Eastern European gangs yet!!)

    Video reveals how a keyless car can be hacked in SECONDS | Daily Mail Online


    After seeing some scary videos did some research and found a big industry is made around solution for this by marketing "Faraday Pouches" - Those who work in Mobile industry will not be surprised with this name!

    So the question is how serious it is threat..? What pr-caution you are taking in Home, Office & in sopping centres..?

    #2
    The only precaution I take is a big steel filing cabinet, but it bugger to carry around.

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      #3
      Drivers side is booby-trapped, 5 seconds to disarm...

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        #4
        You could try camouflaging your car as a Trabant.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Darren_Test View Post
          So the question is how serious it is threat..? What pr-caution you are taking in Home, Office & in sopping centres..?

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            #6
            I bought a new car recently. I went old school; it doesn't have keyless entry. Too much technology scares me.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Darren_Test View Post
              Recently lot of news on this, some scary stories as usual in DM!! (Luckily they haven't put all blames on Eastern European gangs yet!!)

              Video reveals how a keyless car can be hacked in SECONDS | Daily Mail Online


              After seeing some scary videos did some research and found a big industry is made around solution for this by marketing "Faraday Pouches" - Those who work in Mobile industry will not be surprised with this name!

              So the question is how serious it is threat..? What pr-caution you are taking in Home, Office & in sopping centres..?
              I've got a fast car that could be exposed to this hack, so I bought a couple of signal-blocking cases recently off eBay/Amazon. They do the job just fine. You can literally walk right up to the car with the key in this case and the signal will remain blocked.

              So, overnight I leave the key in this simple little case. I've put the spare key in one too.

              Here's a link:
              RFID radiation protection bag for keyless keys car key signal blocker | eBay

              In some cases you can go back to the dealer and ask them to code out the "comfort access" option.

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                #8
                "Experts have said that motorists could store their keys in the fridge as this would block the signal"

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Elliegirl View Post
                  I bought a new car recently. I went old school; it doesn't have keyless entry. Too much technology scares me.
                  Would not buy a car without it - very important luxury feature

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Darren_Test View Post
                    Recently lot of news on this, some scary stories as usual in DM!! (Luckily they haven't put all blames on Eastern European gangs yet!!)

                    Video reveals how a keyless car can be hacked in SECONDS | Daily Mail Online


                    After seeing some scary videos did some research and found a big industry is made around solution for this by marketing "Faraday Pouches" - Those who work in Mobile industry will not be surprised with this name!

                    So the question is how serious it is threat..? What pr-caution you are taking in Home, Office & in sopping centres..?
                    How serious is the threat?
                    That's a good question. One that can only be answered by thorough testing.
                    I wonder who might be able to help......
                    See You Next Tuesday

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