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'Millions' of Volkswagen cars can be unlocked via hack

KG648 Aug 13, 2016

  1. KG648

    KG648 Registered User

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    This concerns me a bit, anyone else read?

    The problem affects a range of vehicles manufactured between 1995 and 2016 - including VWs and models from the company's Audi, Seat and Skoda brands.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37057689
     
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  3. Raiden

    Raiden Registered User

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    Didn't something like this happen years with certain models you could open the doors with just a screw driver? I wouldn't worry to much. Its probably less then 1% of all there cars world wide that are effected
     
  4. alFR

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    Wow, according to a quick google search that multi-storey car park with the automatic car filing system in the top picture is real - I thought it was a Photoshop job!
     
  5. AudiSpy

    AudiSpy Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Oh yes it's real. Next check out the giant car cable car for moving them around production lines!
     
  6. lfcrule1972

    lfcrule1972 Winter is coming...

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    From the BBC article:

    "Security expert Ken Munro at Pen Test Partners said critical components of the attack had been omitted from the published paper.

    "You'd need some academic-level knowledge of cryptography to be able to do this," he added."

    I suspect this will exclude most scrotes who look for an easy theft
     

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