keyless entry

How can I protect my car's keyless entry system from being hacked?

Enokay RFID signal blocking bag

Episode 1466

Edward from Los Angeles, CA

Edward has a car with keyless entry and has heard that they can be opened if someone has a digital amplifier. Leo says that's true and it's extremely cheap to do. That's why Leo recommends an RF Shield pouch that will block out any radio signal that comes from his fob. There are dozens on Amazon, like this one here. The key is to make sure he keeps it sealed.

Keyless Fob Makes Volkswagens Easily Hacked

SlimFold Wallet

Episode 1211

If you have keyless entry, you're close enough to your Volkswagen, someone could break into your car by using an $18 device to amplify the signal of the key fob. If you also have a keyless ignition, they could easily steal the car as well. There is a fix for it -- a small wire mesh bag that acts as a Faraday cage. But Volkswagon has known for two years that all Volkswagen and Audi cars can easily be hacked and open the car door. And the problem is, it requires a hardware repair to fix it.