Chinese Hackers

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  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    Chinese hackers have developed a range-extender for a car's proximity key that will allow it to be started and stolen. The way they do this is via a pair of radio devices- one is near the key, capturing the radio signals, and the other can be up to 1,000 feet away, receiving the signals from the key fob and sending them to the car.

    What makes this hack so amazing is that they have reverse-engineered the radio signal from the proximity key, and are able to convert that signal to data, and then re-send that data at a much lower frequency, which allows for the far greater signal range.

    Read the following link for more details.

    Chinese Hackers Show How To Steal Your Car With $20 Of Hardware (jalopnik.com)
     
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    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    That's why I have an "old school" Ravelco anti-theft device on my SRT. It can't be hacked and it is virtually impossible to start my car without the security plug. I also have a boot for added security.

    Ravelco Anti Theft Device

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    My Kenworth has a Ravelco on it...
    Are they difficult to install?


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    I’m very sure I can do a hidden kill switch cheaper and it would be more effective.
     
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    They are installed by a Ravelco technician. My security device took over 5 hours to install. After the installation, it was virtually impossible to see the Ravelco wires in the engine bay.