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An article i read today in the UK press highlights the CX30 as one of the 4 worst cars for protection against theft thro hacking the keyfob.
A common trick used by car thieves is to use a laptop close to your home front door to capture the signal being given off by your keyfob and and amplify it to allow a thief to open and trick the car into thinking the keyfob is in range.
Keep your keyfobs in a metal tin or a faraday pouch to limit this potential trick.
 

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An article i read today in the UK press highlights the CX30 as one of the 4 worst cars for protection against theft thro hacking the keyfob.
A common trick used by car thieves is to use a laptop close to your home front door to capture the signal being given off by your keyfob and and amplify it to allow a thief to open and trick the car into thinking the keyfob is in range.
Keep your keyfobs in a metal tin or a faraday pouch to limit this potential trick.
It's is one one those things, ive had keyless on my cars for the past 5 years, keys are always stored away from the car( the other side of the house),and you can disable the spare key if you wish.. if they are so easy to break into, why is my insurance only £160 fully comp... the insurance people know the figures for stolen cars / marques with keyless entry and increase insurance accordingly..... if theres a merc, bmw, bentley with keyless, they would be stolen before a mazda.... alot of this is slow news day with the media..but saying that i do have a cctv camera watching the front of the house..
 

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It's pretty "weak" in general and slow. You have to hold your fingers on the sensor for a second before it unlocks. I've had to train myself to wait before pulling on the door handle. My Camry's entry system was lightening quick in comparison.
 

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An article i read today in the UK press highlights the CX30 as one of the 4 worst cars for protection against theft thro hacking the keyfob.
did they say why the CX-30 was worse than others? Is the technology or security used on the CX-30 worse than the mazda3 or CX-5 ?
 

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No the article didn't elaborate. I struggle to understand why the CX30 keyfob would be any more vulnerable than other cars to this particular attack. Interestingly, is this type of theft common in the states or canada?
 

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I don't know that it's very common here, but I've heard over the past few years the risk exists in general for remote starts and keyfobs. The risk is for cars (like the cx30) where the fobs can unlock the doors without needing to physically push a button on the fob. If you park your car outside in the driveway and leave your Fob near the door to your house, that weak signal can be boosted to make the car think you're actually next to the car and allow the doors to open and car to start. This could happen anywhere you park the car but your fob is still close enough to have a weak signal connection (if you're at a small office, or store, or whatever with your car parked right outside) If you park the car in a locked garage, or keep the Fob far away where the signal is broken then the trick won't work. But if your car is outside you can lessen the risk by keeping your keys/fobs further away from the door, or even wrap them in foil... anything to break the signal.

I wonder if the CX-30 fob has a stronger connection that remains within range from longer distances than other cars? Just guessing.
 
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