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Key Fob Security Concern
Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:21 AM
Just wondering if Ford has addressed any of these issues.
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:06 AM
I don't see this as a big concern. It requires a team of sophisticated thieves. It won't work at home. It would only work away from home if they see you getting out of the vehicle and follow you - otherwise they won't know which car is yours. I don't see this being practical for stealing regular vehicles.
I do see one way they can prevent this - by timing the responses. Response time when you're within 3 ft should be much faster than a relayed signal from 30-40 feet or more. And that could be retroft to older vehicles with just a module firmware change. This assumes that there is a request/response mechanism and not just a one-way signal.
Edited by akirby, 24 April 2017 - 08:07 AM.
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:33 AM