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IS CALIFORNIA STARTING TO CIRCLE THE DRAIN? (good read)
« on: February 11, 2018, 05:05:11 PM »
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Steven Hayward
Feb. 11, 2018

I recently became a crime victim for one of the few times in my life. My car was burgled while I was up in the Bay Area on my weekly sojourn to the Peoples Republic of Berkeley. I say “burgled” rather than “broken into,” because there was no smashed window, or picked lock, nor did I leave the car unlocked. Rather, I was the victim of a clever gang of organized car burglars in the Bay Area who are using sophisticated scanners to copy and boost the key-fob signal for recent model keyless entry and ignition cars. Once you latch on to the signal, the car door unlocks at the touch of your hand, as people with such models know. (I learned about this security flaw subsequently as I looked into how this could have happened.) All of the restaurants and retail establishments in my neighborhood have posted printed signs saying “leave no valuables in your car; frequent car thefts in the area.” I have taken electronic countermeasures against this happening again.

More... http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/is-california-starting-to-spiral-the-drain.php

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Re: IS CALIFORNIA STARTING TO CIRCLE THE DRAIN? (good read)
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 05:05:58 PM »
Keyless entry is convenient but possibly not worth it.


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Re: IS CALIFORNIA STARTING TO CIRCLE THE DRAIN? (good read)
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 05:13:13 PM »
Linky no worky


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Re: IS CALIFORNIA STARTING TO CIRCLE THE DRAIN? (good read)
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 05:24:39 PM »
I am certain these hitech criminals will stop at the California border, and not use this technology anywhere else in the US. /s

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Re: IS CALIFORNIA STARTING TO CIRCLE THE DRAIN? (good read)
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 05:34:14 PM »
It was indeed a good read.  @endicom

I was in SF a while back and saw all the human feces on the sidewalks.  It was shocking.  It appears that we were lucky that our rental wasn’t stolen while there.
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Re: IS CALIFORNIA STARTING TO CIRCLE THE DRAIN? (good read)
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2018, 05:42:30 PM »
I am certain these hitech criminals will stop at the California border, and not use this technology anywhere else in the US. /s


And they want cars with wireless internet. Not just for the smartphone but for the car. Insane.


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Re: IS CALIFORNIA STARTING TO CIRCLE THE DRAIN? (good read)
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2018, 05:56:56 PM »

And they want cars with wireless internet. Not just for the smartphone but for the car. Insane.

I think that feature is already present on some high line vehicles. Get in, and your vehicles is effectively a wifi sources.

OnStar on GM vehicles starting 1996 is an example.

More recently Audi first offered 4G LTE in 2014.
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Re: IS CALIFORNIA STARTING TO CIRCLE THE DRAIN? (good read)
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2018, 06:07:18 PM »
I think that feature is already present on some high line vehicles. Get in, and your vehicles is effectively a wifi sources.

OnStar on GM vehicles starting 1996 is an example.

More recently Audi first offered 4G LTE in 2014.


I'm ok with accommodating smartphones but that setup should be isolated from the vehicle systems. Unless, perhaps, you enable that connection with a mechanical switch.



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