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Electronic Device Dups IA, opens door, starts car

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#1 OFFLINE   enigma-2


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:45 AM

For cars equipped with push button start, thieves using a special electronic device can pickup your IA signal, record it and use it to unlock the door, start the engine and drive away in SECONDS. Check out the video shown on NBC News today.

(Note that the device does not work on cars that start with a key and use a fob).


More information as to how this works:


Basically one person gets within 8 meters of the person who owns the car (carrying the IA) and uses a special receiver to pickup the code it's transmitting. This receiver then re-transmits the IA code to a second person who receives the code and is standing next to the car. (They do not need to be close to each other).

The small unit he's carrying then re-transmits the IA code to the car, and the car thinks it's the original IA fob, allowing the door to open and the car to start. Its already in use.

Edited by akirby, 08 December 2016 - 10:30 AM.
fixed links

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:19 AM

The world we live in today.

#3 OFFLINE   akirby


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 10:30 AM

I fixed the links.  they should work now.

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#4 OFFLINE   EdgeGold17


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:17 AM

In Nebraska - we have no such worry as of today. Nice peeps, little crime.

But here is your fix: Have a good mech install a switch (Hidden but accessible with ease)

to KILL the electronic fuel pump.

YOU have to be smart and aware enough to bag it upon each exit. (Can you remember?)


2. If car jacked with this kill switch, the thief will get a few 100 feet down the lane unit engine stop, no start, no more drive!


Be aware that at the end of our life upon the earth, Our Creator will judge the evil ones with

absolutely perfection.  Bless the world we live in.

Edited by EdgeGold17, 03 February 2018 - 10:17 AM.

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