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key fob

(1) A remote control car door opener such as the common "clicker" used with most modern automobiles.

(2) A USB flash drive used for storage or as an identification key. See USB drive and authentication token.

(3) A security token that is attached to a keychain. Ironically, the word is also used as the antithesis of security: "fob off" means to "palm off" a shoddy trinket through deception. See authentication token.
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The key fob from my DS 3 uses RFID technology - that's Radio-frequency Identification - to allow it to act as both a car key and a way to pay for your purchases.
PC Matt Acland from Thames Valley Police said: "Tracing the owner of the key fob, which is for a Ford car, is pivotal to this investigation.
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RAY: You probably have the old-style, "switchblade'' key fob with a blue VW logo and three buttons on it (lock, unlock and trunk).
Armed with a simple bit of equipment, acquired online, criminals can programme their own key fob, circumventing a car's security system and allowing them to drive it away.
A MAN who sold a Transit van and then arranged for it to be stolen back with a key fob he had retained was branded a thoroughly dishonest man yesterday.
Relyco has introduced two new labeling products, a new integrated key fob with ID card, and stock sheet sizes to its comprehensive line of Revlar waterproof paper and labels for laser printers and digital presses.
Just press the button on the key fob as you pull into the driveway (it has a 50-ft.
Police seized a collection including handguns, a grenade and pistols that hold two rounds but are designed to look like a harmless key fob.
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PRISON officers uncovered a mobile phone disguised as a BMW key fob.