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Wheresmyschool?
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Postby Wheresmyschool? » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:14 pm

Hi
There is an article in the Stdandard about high end BMWs being stolen via "relay attacks".

I know of at least three X5's that were stolen in Nappy Valley using a similar technique and the way it works is that they use a device to boost your real key's signal.


https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/g ... 57951.html


A cheap (and quick way) of stopping this from happening is to use a Faraday cage. I know that sounds a bit like hassle but duct tape and foil might do it.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-bui ... ge-wallet/
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Postby Wheresmyschool? » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:15 pm

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Postby matilda » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:01 pm

would an old-fashioned wheel-lock work? That's what the police said to my neighbour when the keys to her pricey car were knicked when they broke into her house. Admittedly not a good look, but better than losing the car.
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Postby Goldhawk » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:15 pm

Steering wheel locks will deter them
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Postby atbattersea » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:17 pm

The more X5s broken up for parts and shipped to Africa the better, imo.
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Postby Del » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:07 pm

Our Land Rover was stolen from our off street parking in Balham while we were away on holidays.
We suspect they used this device to get the signal of the keys from the house. Be aware!
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Postby atbattersea » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:43 pm

petal wrote:Atbattersea, not very funny...
Not a joke!
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Postby atbattersea » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:50 am

petal wrote:moronic comment
Is that your sig?
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