Key Fob Hacking

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  1. MOPAR Guy

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    Has anyone had their car stolen by having key fob hacked? I have a Charger Hellcat. They are sort of hard to find and very expensive. I know about Faraday cages and the tin foil wrap. Any views or suggestions from you guys?
     
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    i've seen more and more about this recently. Does aluminum foil actually work?
     
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    That's what I have read. The Faraday cages are basically a ziplock made from a type of foil based material. I used Faraday cages when I worked at Boeing to shield emergency oxygen masks during handling to keep static from discharging them.
     
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    i think this is more a fib than true. I would assume OEM would have rolling codes and other things that would only match fob to car.

    Seems kinda dumb to make it easy to "hack" into a newer car these days. Id say at least 10 yrs ago I had a viper alarm that had rolling codes that were not easy to "hack"

    I think this is for the old pre 2000 cars with basic fobs.
     
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    Add insurance.

    If a car thief wants your car....they will find a way.
     
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    If you are really concerned about this, you can turn off the passive entry via uconnect.
     
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    Its not a fib. I have seen articles about it. Seen one how cops showed and explained how it is possible, and here is an article about how it is possible

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/class...-fingerprint-fob-car-tech-20180924-story.html
     
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    love to read that site but its soo full of spam my computer cant stop blocking it

    If this was an issue thiey would have taken care of this a long time ago
     
  9. quietpeen

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    It is a problem hence this article explaining how you could see finger print sensors in conjunction with a key fob in the near feature
     
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    You might try this.

    https://adblockplus.org/

    It makes for a better web experience.
     

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