Last week, I started keeping my car keys in the freezer, and I may be at the forefront of a new digital safety trend.Pretty good article in the NYT on something that I've been writing about for a while. The $30 device that lets people break in to your car is easily available, and keeping your key fob in your kitchen freezer will defeat the attack. No, this isn't a joke, although the security of the keyless entry system sure seems to be.
Let me explain: In recent months, there has been a slew of mysterious car break-ins in my Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles. What’s odd is that there have been no signs of forced entry. There are no pools of broken glass on the pavement and no scratches on the doors from jimmied locks. But these break-ins seem to happen only to cars that use remote keyless systems, which replace traditional keys with wireless fobs. It happened to our neighbor Heidi, who lives up the hill and has a Mazda 3. It happened to Simon, who lives across the street from me and has a Toyota Prius.
Hat tip: Dave, via email who adds: "This one is Face Palm worthy". Sure is.