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How thieves can 'hack' into your car key - and why wrapping it in tin foil could help - 9 months ago, 17 Apr 09:50

By: Mirror

It might sound a bit like a conspiracy theory, but car owner Kieran Bingham is advising others to wrap their keys in tin foil.

The software engineer discovered his car had been broken into by high-tech thieves using a fake wireless key fob.

The stealthy crime, known as a 'relay' attack, saw thieves break into Kieran’s 2016 Seat Leon on the night of Wednesday, April 12.

Kieran posted about the event on a local Facebook page and was instantly flooded with responses – he thinks there were at least eight similar attacks on the same night.

“We always lock our doors”

“It was on Thursday morning,” Kieran told the Bristol Post.

“I was putting my baby son in the car and my wife Keri asked if I had been in the car overnight.”

Kieran said no, but when the couple checked they found the glove box had been opened and items were ...
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