Jan 28, 2019

Hundreds of popular cars ‘at risk of keyless theft’

Hundreds of popular cars - including four of the five best-selling models in the UK - are susceptible to "Keyless theft", new research claims. Thieves are increasingly thought to be using technology to bypass entry systems on keyless cars. A growing number of new cars are made with keyless entry systems, allowing owners to open them with the brush of a hand, as long as their actual key is nearby - for instance in their pocket. Car theft is much lower than it was in the 1990s but has been rising, with keyless technology thought to be partly to blame. "New cars are more secure than ever, and the latest technology has helped bring down theft dramatically with, on average, less than 0.3% of the cars on our roads stolen."

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