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Wrapping your car key fob in aluminum foil could help you avoid a stolen car

January 7th, 2020

Car thieves get more and more inventive as technology advances, with new keyless fobs around, we may have just made their job easier. Experts have confirmed that remote less car-theft is a real thing, and is on the rise. Don’t panic, we have a simple tip for you that will protect you from these signal bouncing thieves.

Read on to see how you can prevent car theft, you won’t want to miss this!

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Cybersecurity experts are suggesting wrapping your keyless fob in tinfoil to prevent car theft

That’s right, your key fob signal can be intercepted by car thieves. It’s called the “relay hack,” and allows two radios to communicate with the car key and car. By doing this, criminals can easily unlock and start your car.

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Unfortunately, the equipment used for high-tech theft is getting cheaper and more accessible to outlaws everywhere. But that doesn’t mean you can’t fight back, here’s how you can stop these crooks before they even get started.

So how do you stop them? The trick is a lot easier and cheaper than you’d think, although it’s not the most appealing look

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There are a couple of different options when it comes to thwarting these crooks, If you don’t mind spending the money, A faraday bag should do the trick. RFID cardholders won’t give you the protection you need, the opening in them can still be hacked.

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If you don’t want to spend tons of money on a faraday bag, all you need is some tinfoil!

Aluminum/tin foil will act as a shield from cyber theft, just wrap your car fob completely and test it out

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It may not be the most aesthetically pleasing solution, but at least your car won’t get stolen. Be sure to fully wrap the fob in tinfoil or aluminum foil and test it on your car. If you can still unlock your car, thieves can still intercept your signal.

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People on YouTube genuinely appreciated the tip, this video went viral and hopefully saved some cars from being boosted.

Over 77k people viewed the tip on preventing car theft

Many YouTube users commented to confirm that the theft-prevention hack works, others shared another clever tip!

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“Or you can put it in a tin can or containers like an altoids or cookie can. Works for me without the hassle of having to constantly wrap/unwrap your keyfob.” Said one YouTube viewer. Others confirmed it works!

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“I have a Ford Edge Sport with keyless entry and I wrapped my key in foil and it worked. Yes I heard how hackers could break in your car big thing with Tesla. For convenience they over looked a huge security flaw. Question is not that theft is not using this but how many records of these kinds of break-in took place thus far?” Said another user.

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Don’t even give the car thieves a chance! You can either wrap your fob in foil, or you can carry the fob in a metal box. To see exactly how to do it, watch the video below!

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