Volkswagen Cars At Hacking Risk
Not another one…
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.