Don’t Let Your Car Key Fob Get Hacked

Updated: Oct 14, 2021

If you frequent Nextdoor or your neighborhood Facebook page, you probably read about car break-ins more often than is comfortable. Car owners often forget to lock up each night, making it easy for thieves to gain access to the loose change, laptops, sunglasses, and more. Insurance covers items stolen from your car (after the deductible), but the cost of the inconvenience and frustration often outweigh the replacement costs for the items.

But did you know that your car’s key fob can get hacked and give intrepid robbers quick access to your locked car? They don’t need a matching key fob; they use “signal boosting” instead.

Signal Boosting