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Earlier this week a Tesla owner in Essex, Great Britain, posted security camera footage of his Model S being stolen by a pair of thieves who were able to unlock and start the car with a smartphone and a tablet.

By hijacking the owner’s key fob, they were able to get in, turn on the car, disable remote tracking and make off with his fancy ride!

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You may have seen wallets or backpacks advertising RFID shielding, a protective covering designed to keep malicious ne’er-do-wells from scanning any items that contain embedded wireless receivers, like certain credit cards and passports. Sure, RFID shielding does prevent unwanted wireless transmissions, but with so little evidence of RFID-based theft, combined with the security measures present in today’s RFID tech, it doesn’t seem to be a threat you need to worry too much about.

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Hi Lifehacker, a lot of people are trying sell RFID blockers to protect your card against getting skimmed via paywave while you are out and about. I was wondering if this was a thing that can actually happen or if they are just scaremongering to sell a product?

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Security is a big issue, but it has taken a surprisingly long time for technology to help make it better. Fortunately, there are now a range of options available that make locks a whole lot smarter. And it’s not just for your home either - digital locks range from deadbolts, to padlocks and even USB drives.