[LINK] Thieves using a $17 power amplifier to break into cars with remote keyless systems

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 15:11:09 AEST 2015

On 2015/Apr/22, at 2:46 PM, jore wrote:

> On 22/04/2015 12:55 PM, David Lochrin wrote:
>> But I can't imagine any protection against the device other than biometrics (not worth it) or "something you know" as well as "something you have".
> On 22/04/2015 1:31 PM, Jim Birch wrote:
>> It might be possible to develop signalling strategies that detect a
>> repeater signal.  It might also be possible to backrev a good old entry
>> button (or an off switch) into the key.
> Or, you could, you know, just do away with this nonsense and have a good
> fashioned key. No need to put that in the freezer or do all this whiz
> bang computer checking or biometrics or fancy this or that.
> Ridiculous.
> The technoculture always seems to be an end in-and-of itself rather than
> a means-to-an-end.

Have to agree with this.  It's simple really.  Just don't do it.  What's the problem this was meant to fix?

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