Megamos Crypto

Almost all cars sold by VW Group since 1995 at risk from unlock hack

Wired writes: Later this week at the Usenix security conference in Austin, a team of researchers from the University of Birmingham and the German engineering firm Kasper & Oswald plan to reveal two distinct vulnerabilities they say affect the keyless entry systems of an estimated nearly 100 million cars. One of the attacks would allow

Silenced for two years by Volkswagen, car hackers reveal their paper into security hole

Researchers explain how they managed to wirelessly lockpick car immobilisers – a technique which could also be used by sophisticated car thieves, stealing expensive cars to order.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Volkswagen silences talk about security flaws in luxury cars

A security researcher is barred from talking about flaws in luxury car security systems, after Volkswagen applies for a court injunction.