Do you double-check that you locked your car when you turn in for the night? Do you keep your keys accessible by your front door so you can leave quickly in the morning? Do you love the convenience of opening doors and starting your car from your key fob before you even get from the door to your car? Did you know that this leaves you vulnerable to thieves hacking your car keys?
In an era of rapid technological advancement, our lives have become increasingly intertwined with digital devices and systems. Cars, once purely mechanical, have transformed into sophisticated computers on wheels. Unfortunately, with this evolution comes the risk of exploitation. In recent years, criminals have discovered a new method to steal vehicles by using Bluetooth amplifying technology with a device that copies the data from your key fob and uses it to gain access to your car, even without a key. This amplifier can be purchased online for as little as $17 on sites like Amazon or Best Buy and has a range of up to 100 meters, about the length of a football field. When the key fob is within range of the vehicle, the device captures the fob data and transmits it to another device held in close proximity to the car, effectively mimicking the key fob. This alarming trend has led to an increase in car thefts, as thieves exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to vehicles with relative ease.
Criminals are getting creative. Protecting every aspect of your data, offline and online, is more important than ever. You may be able to keep your key fob in a Faraday bag to stop a car thief, but you can’t keep your bank accounts or your personal online information safe the same way.
At vTECH io, we prioritize your digital security and offer services to fortify your systems against emerging threats. In the ever-advancing world of tech, we stay on top of every new trend in cybercrime. We help you with data protection and updating servers to ensure your systems are as safe as possible when it comes to your online data. Reach out to us today to take the first step toward securing your digital world.