The relay attack method for vehicle theft exploits a vulnerability in keyless entry systems, which are designed for convenience to allow drivers to open and start their cars without removing the keyless device from their pocket.
A relay attack involves thieves using electronic car key relay boxes, putting one near the home to receive signals being emitted from the keyless device through the walls or windows.
This first box relays the signal to a second box located near the car, this tricks the car into registering the key within range which results in the doors being unlocked and for the car to be started.
Another option for thieves is to directly access the OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) II Port in your vehicle to clone keys.
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