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February 16, 2024

Public Safety Canada wants to ban the Flipper Zero: help us stop them

On February 8 2024, the Ministry of Public Safety released a statement that, following the National Summit on Combatting Auto Theft, they intend to take various actions to discourage auto theft. This is in response to a large amount of auto theft, and there are various stories about cars being stolen in Canada and shipped overseas to be sold.

As part of these actions, the Government of Canada wishes to ban certain hardware development tools like the Flipper Zero that have been used to steal cars with faulty security design. These tools have many legitimate uses such as security evaluation, understanding interoperability, and learning about wireless communication.