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  • JackNorris
    Member Since: 07 Jun 2016
    Location: Beds/Bucks
    Posts: 74
    United Kingdom 

    How Secure is the App

    So with all the theft of high value cars, how secure is the remote app?

    Has anyone ever come across a security paper for it?

    Thanks

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  • simonh
    Member Since: 02 Apr 2017
    Location: Shropshire
    Posts: 924
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Farallon Black

    The Remote app is only as secure as your phones passcode at the end of the day. If someone unlocks your phone they can unlock the car.

    The remote start function (this requires a PIN too) doesn’t allow the car to be driven off unless the key is in the vehicle.

    You can’t steal a car using the app in other words, only unlock it and start the engine to get the climate control running.

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  • IndusD4
    Member Since: 28 Jan 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 515
    Australia 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Silicon Silver

    That's only if your pin in the LR app and your phone pin are the same. And mine are not. Unlock/lock requires a pin too.

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  • simonh
    Member Since: 02 Apr 2017
    Location: Shropshire
    Posts: 924
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Farallon Black

    Strange, my phone PIN is a 6 digit (though I actually use FaceID) and the app PIN is only 4.

    Never been asked for a PIN to unlock the car or lock it as far as I remember (not done it for a long time so maybe it does).

    Remote start asks me for the 4 digit PIN I set in the app. It’s not the same as my phone PIN.

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  • Russell
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2016
    Location: Lydd
    Posts: 758
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 First Edition Namib Orange

    I have to put a pin in to lock and unlock it as well as starting it

    Namib Orange 1st Edition with black roof and wheels.
    Privacy, tow bar, drive pack, surround camera, heated front & rear seats, auto dim door mirrors, side steps, remote Pro, RSE, arm rest fridge dash cam front and rear.
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 181
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    Fairly secure since for the last week or so the app keep logging out and i need to add email and password to get back into it lol

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar.
  • simonh
    Member Since: 02 Apr 2017
    Location: Shropshire
    Posts: 924
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Farallon Black

    Just checked. Yes the 4 digit PIN is requested as well. Maybe at first in the older versions of the app it wasn’t ?? Or I just forgot Wink

    17MY Farallon Black HSE 2L Ingenium (Brilliant engine) - Supplied by the excellent Shukers of Ludlow.
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