GPS a vulnerability?
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March 8th, 2010 07:07 AM
A month or so ago, there was a rash of similar crimes in my area. Area police recommended not storing your home location in the GPS for that very reason.
I never leave anything in my vehicle that has my home address on it. The vehicle registrations are carried in my wallet with the Proof of Insurance(yep all 6 vehicles, plus the boat), no mail or magazines with any info are ever left in the car.
I've lived in the area for 45 years and I can still find my way home
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March 8th, 2010 08:18 AM
I certainly know my way home, and sometimes when I'm out a long way from home and headed back it has the nice feature of calculating your arrival time at home. I find that pretty useful.
Good idea about using the interection near your home and not using exactly your home. Funny thing, I think there is an error in the mapping somehow, my GPS (Nuvi) always insists that I turn into my neighbors driveway (400 yds away from mine) to go to my home.
I wonder if I ought to change that up?
Gain a 2A vote, take a fence-sitter shooting.
March 8th, 2010 08:58 AM
If they steal my GPS and press the "home" button they are led to Green township Police dept.
There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
March 8th, 2010 02:29 PM
Originally Posted by ppkheat
NRA Life Member
Indiana Lifetime permit holder
March 8th, 2010 02:33 PM
Funny, you live in New York & yet I could set mine to Montgomery Co. S.O. as well, lol......
Originally Posted by rottkeeper
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Im a big fan of the .22LR for bear defense.
Just shoot the guy next to you in the knee and run like heck.
March 8th, 2010 08:37 PM
Now you know why they have such a long response time.
Originally Posted by ZX9RCAM
For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the son of man be. Mathew 24:27
March 9th, 2010 11:33 AM
My GPS is my iPhone w/ Navigon & Tomtom software. If anyone finds my phone and doesn't have the correct pin it wipes the phone's contents.
That being said, I wonder how many cases there are where a stolen GPS has lead to a burglary. My guess is this is more of an urban legend than a reality.
March 9th, 2010 01:51 PM
March 9th, 2010 08:58 PM
Your name and address is on the insurance and registration data in the glove box too... been like this for decades and we are all still living.
"a reminder that no law can replace personal responsibility" - Bill Clinton 2010.
March 26th, 2010 10:22 AM
Well, I rarely go shopping with my wife, so if they come here thinking no one is going to be home, they're in for a rude surprise
As stated, there's lock outs and storing offset home waypoints, etc. And also as stated, there's plenty of other home identifying info to be used instead. It worked for a short while, I guess and still may sometimes. It's a good point, and one to consider, they're small enough to stick in your pocket and keep it with you.
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