Keyless car thefts push insurance claims to seven-year high


The Association of British Insurers says keyless thefts have helped cause stolen car claim costs to double over the last five years.
Car thefts increased 9% last year

Car thefts increased by 9% last year


The number of car thefts rocketed by nearly 9% in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Ford introduces key fob with

New anti-keyless theft fob from Ford


Ford has launched a new key fob that the company claims makes its cars impervious to "relay attack" thefts.

Mixed results in first new car keyless tech tests


In tests conducted by Thatcham Research, nearly two thirds of the assessed vehicles were found to be susceptible to keyless car thefts.
The Sun reporters steal 10 keyless cars in seconds with legal gadget

Reporters 'steal' 10 keyless cars in seconds


Reporters from The Sun newspaper managed to steal 10 cars in "a few moments" using a legal gadget than can unlock the doors and start the engines

Car thefts up 49% in five years


New data from the Home Office shows 111,999 vehicles were stolen in the UK in the period 2017-18, up 49% in five years.
Car thief caught after reporting his own car stolen

Car thief caught after his car stolen


A dim-witted car thief from Croydon has been sentenced to eight years in prison, after he reported the theft of his own Porsche.
The best small car with 0% APR: Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiestas at risk of keyless theft by gangs


It's usually upmarket cars such as Range Rovers and BMWs in the news for keyless theft, but now the family favourite Ford Fiesta supermini has be
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Letters of the week, July 5


This week: Top Gear withdrawal symptoms, Dartford Crossing, tolls for foreigners, another garage rip-off and a back-to-basics anti-theft tactic.
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It's the latest Range Rover anti-theft device...


A surge in the number of car thefts has forced manufacturers to return to an invention that is almost a century old
It used to be that only luxury models with keyless entry were targeted by tech-savvy car thieves. Now, as crooks realise how easy they are to crack, all vehicles with such systems are at risk — and thefts are rocketing

The great hatchback heist: keyless thieves are now...


It used to be that only luxury models with keyless entry were targeted by tech-savvy car thieves. Now, as crooks realise how easy they are to crack...
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Ford joins the race to foil the keyless car thieves


CAR companies are attempting to plug a serious security flaw in modern cars that allows thieves to steal them in a matter of seconds...