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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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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 .

Relay theft exploits a vulnerability in passive keyless entry systems, which allow drivers to open and start their cars without removing the keyless fob from their The device then relays the key’s signal to an accomplice, who is holding another device against the car door. The car is effectively fooled into

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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A faraday cage to protect your car and automotive keyless entry key fob against fob hacking, signal amplification, signal relay attacks . FobGuard® security pouch: Ideal Faraday Cage to Protect Car Keyless Entry Fobs .

Shop Factory OEM Ford key fob replacements. Our easy online ordering process saves you time and money by providing you with the correct key fob A spare or replacement Ford keyless entry remote shouldn't be so expensive that you feel like you can't afford to use it. But getting one from a dealership

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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FORD has launched a new key fob that the company claims makes its cars impervious to “ relay attack ” thefts. The upgraded wireless fob , already supplied with all new Fiesta superminis, has what Ford calls a “sleep mode” that triggers if the motion sensor doesn’t detect movement for more than 40

This keyless entry hack is probably one of the simplest out there. This follows a similar principle to “ relays ” which transmit an RFID signal across a Keyless entry systems use a “handshake” signal that sends a signal from the key fob to the car’s lock controller unit. When the fob is within proximity

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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