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CarsFord launches new keyless fob to combat relay attacks

10:50  12 april  2019
10:50  12 april  2019 Source:   autoexpress.co.uk

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Ford has launched an aftermarket key fob upgrade that makes its keyless entry models far less vulnerable to theft via relay attack . The new fob is equipped with a motion sensor that detects when the key has been stationary for more than 40 seconds. Once the 40-second time period passes

Ford has launched an aftermarket key fob upgrade that makes its keyless entry models far less vulnerable to theft via relay attack . The new fob is equipped with a motion sensor that detects when the key has been stationary for more than 40 seconds.

Ford launches new keyless fob to combat relay attacks © Auto Express Ford launches new keyless fob to combat relay attacks

Ford has launched an aftermarket key fob upgrade that makes its keyless entry models far less vulnerable to theft via relay attack.

The new fob is equipped with a motion sensor that detects when the key has been stationary for more than 40 seconds.

Once the 40-second time period passes without movement, the key fob enters a sleep mode and will not respond to any hacking attempts, including relay attacks where thieves use a special device to boost the signal between a key inside a house and a car outside, so they can unlock it and start its engine.

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Ford has launched an aftermarket key fob upgrade that makes its keyless entry models far less vulnerable to theft via relay attack . The new fob is equipped with a motion sensor that detects when the key has been stationary for more than 40 seconds. • How to avoid keyless theft.

Ford has launched an aftermarket key fob upgrade that makes its keyless entry models far less vulnerable to theft via relay attack . The new fob is equipped with a motion sensor that detects when the key has been stationary for more than 40 seconds.

Ford’s keyless fobs are designed to only work within a two-metre radius of the car. The new key will reactivate as soon as it detects motion again and will unlock the car as soon as the owner takes it into this two-metre vicinity.

Ford launches new keyless fob to combat relay attacks © okanokan The upgraded fob now comes as standard with all new Fiesta and Focus models. In addition, existing owners of these models can purchase the key as an aftermarket upgrade. It costs £65 for the Fiesta and £72 for the Focus, and takes just under an hour for a mechanic to install.

Ford security specialist Simon Hurr commented: “The online availability of devices which have no place in public hands has long been a problem for Ford, our industry and crime-fighters.

“We are pleased to respond with a simple but effective solution, swiftly implemented to help protect owners of our top-selling cars.”

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Stealing your fancy new car shouldn't be easy, but as a recently published video filmed in September reminds us Importantly, they only work on cars that have a keyless ignition system — one that allows a driver to The attack would not start cars with a keyed ignition that just have a click-to-unlock fob .

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The news follows the launch of Thatcham Research’s controversial new vehicle security test, which saw a number of models – including the Ford Mondeo – given low overall security scores as a result of being fitted with keyless entry, making them susceptible to relay attacks.

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