Volk­swa­gen Cars At Hack­ing Risk

Not an­other one…

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Here’s an­other story that sounds all­too-fa­mil­iar: car com­pany re­leases ve­hi­cles equipped with wire­less tech­nol­ogy, some­one re­alises that said tech­nol­ogy isn’t 100% se­cure, own­ers are told that there is a chance its cars might not be en­tirely se­cure.

Specif­i­cally, this tale con­cerns Ex­perts at the Univer­sity of Birm­ing­ham, who have made a dis­cov­ery re­gard­ing the cryp­tog­ra­phy used in the key­less en­try sys­tem found in over 100 mil­lion cars, and used since as far back as 1995. One vul­ner­a­bil­ity means that hack­ers could re­motely break into VW cars, and an­other is said to af­fect cars sold by Ford, Peu­geot, and Citroen.

Volk­swa­gen has re­sponded by say­ing that newer cars are not af­fected by the flaw and that they are in talks with the ex­perts be­hind the re­search to help fur­ther im­prove se­cu­rity.

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