January 2011

29 January 2011

Spain: Stolen UK Audi found in Alicante

An Audi A4 Cabriolet that was reported stolen in Kent, UK in 2006 has been found in El Abir, Alicante, Spain and three British men found in possession of the vehicle have been arrested. The vehicle was carrying false plates and, according to the Interpol database, was stolen in Kent in 2006. The Alicante division of the National Police stolen vehicle…

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25 January 2011

Europe: Interception of Smart Key Signals

Swiss university for technology and the natural sciences, ETH Zurich have publically released information from their recent research into a low cost generic relay attack. The concept of a relay attack is not new and has already featured heavily in the press across Europe and the USA. But this is the first time that details of such a practical realisation…

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25 January 2011

UK: JCB steals a march on thieves as UK machine thefts rise

JCB today announced plans to turn up the heat on plant thieves by offering - as standard - some form of anti-theft device on more than 80% its machines sold in the UK and Ireland from 2011. The move will protect thousands more construction and agricultural machines from theft in the UK and Ireland, where every week more than £1 million worth are…

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13 January 2011

UK: Hi-tech Solution to the £42million cost of rural crime

A new GPS tracking device which could significantly cut the cost of rural crime is to be launched at this week's LAMMA Show. The Agri-Track Sentry has been designed to protect valuable agricultural equipment by notifying its owner whenever the equipment is used at an unspecified time or taken outside a precise, specially selected area. Armed with…

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5 January 2011

Ireland: Theft raises problems of second-hand registration

There has been a call for a major overhaul of how second-hand tractors are registered following yet another discovery of stolen machinery in north Co Dublin last week. The latest farm raid by the Garda Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit yielded a top-of-the-range John Deere 7730 with just eight hours on the clock. It is estimated to be worth €120,000.…

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