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Is it possible for an entry into 2005 Lexus LS 430 by counterfeit signal ? Had console box rifled

no alarm heard no damage as result of "break in" small theft.. I may have forgot to lock with FOB?? 

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Many vehicles with keyless entry / push button start can be entered by thieves using a cheap amplifier that can be purchased on the Internet.  If you park your vehicle near your fob (e.g. in your driveway), one of these amplifiers can be used to amplify the fobs signal - even when the fob is in your pocket - to open the vehicle door.

I recently read about thieves in the city where I live capturing/recording signals from fobs as owners exit their vehicles in shopping centers and then opening vehicle doors with the recorded signals after the owners had disappeared from sight.

I don't know if car manufacturers are doing anything about this problem.  Google "Faraday Cage" for information on how to protect a key fob so its signal can not be captured by thieves.

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