uggabugga uggabugga
* * *
Return to Dudeism.com |  recentposts2

Author Topic: IMPORTANT - You should take the time to read this...  (Read 2409 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

DigitalBuddha

  • Administrator
  • Dude
  • *****
  • Posts: 9456
  • I ain't never seen no queen in her damn undies...
IMPORTANT - You should take the time to read this...
« on: August 14, 2013, 07:21:10 PM »
EXTREME UN-DUDENESS!

You should take the time to read this...

I locked my car. As I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked my car again three times. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!! Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store. They were obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation . I quickly chucked the errand I was on, jumped in my car and sped away. I went straight to the police station, told them what had happened, and found out I was part of a new, and very successful, scheme being used to gain entry into cars. Two weeks later, my friend's son had a similar happening....

While traveling, my friend's son stopped at a roadside rest to use the bathroom. When he came out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later, someone had gotten into his car and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigator, briefcase.....you name it. He called the police and since there were no signs of his car being broken into, the police told him he had been a victim of the latest robbery tactic -- there is a device that robbers are using now to clone your security code when you lock your doors on your car using your key-chain locking device..

They sit a distance away and watch for their next victim. They know you are going inside of the store, restaurant, or bathroom and that they now have a few minutes to steal and run. The police officer said to manually lock your car door-by hitting the lock button inside the car -- that way if there is someone sitting in a parking lot watching for their next victim, it will not be you.

When you hit the lock button on your car upon exiting, it does not send the security code, but if you walk away and use the door lock on your key chain, it sends the code through the airwaves where it can be instantly stolen

Be wisely aware of what you just read and please pass this note on. Look how many times we all lock our doors with our remote just to be sure we remembered to lock them -- and bingo, someone has our code...and whatever was in our car.

Snopes Approved --Please share with everyone you know.

A Dude

  • Dude
  • ***
  • Posts: 104
Re: IMPORTANT - You should take the time to read this...
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 08:29:44 PM »
I'm glad my car doesn't have one of those fancy keypads. I still lock mine manually.
" That rug really tied the room together, did it not?"


BikerDude

  • Dude
  • ******
  • Posts: 3544
  • Time wounds all heels -John Lennon
Re: IMPORTANT - You should take the time to read this...
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 12:12:49 PM »
There are glaring security holes in a lot of electronic devices now adays.
Cell phone are a nightmare.
One thing to avoid are those things that you scan with your cellphone to get info on things.
These sort of things.

The API is a security nightmare. Very sploitable.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45729377/ns/technology_and_science-security/t/how-qr-codes-hide-privacy-security-risks/#.Ui3zSz_F1ug

Out here we are all his children

 

Recent Posts

Store

Dude Vinci
Get Dudeism tee shirts, ordination certificates and more. Help feed our monkey.
Click Here

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 30, 2020, 10:00:30 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Recently Posted

Members
  • Total Members: 3336
  • Latest: Simon H
Stats
  • Total Posts: 53680
  • Total Topics: 6220
  • Online Today: 84
  • Online Ever: 7905
  • (January 16, 2020, 02:55:01 AM)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 57
Total: 57