Keeping your vehicle electronic key fob secure

Keeping your vehicle electronic key fob secure

08/02/2018 Posted by Jeff Wright

My father’s 1944 vintage Jeep had a toggle switch on the dash. Flip it up, hit the starter button, and off you went. How many of your fleet’s newer cars and light trucks have electronic fob “keys”? They may not be any more secure than that old Jeep if your drivers are not using the right Faraday bags, tinfoil, or old metal coffee cans to keep those keys safe. A Detroit Free Press article (picked up by CBS News here) reminds us of how easy it is for new model thieves, digital natives themselves, to pick up all the codes they need to open your vehicle, ransack it, or simply drive it away by pulling in the weak radio signals broadcast by those fobs. Handy for your driver and equally handy for your local, neighborhood thief.