A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens

While I think the ability to unlock your car with your phone is a really cool idea, I don’t think car manufacturers quite get ?the need to invest in developing secure solutions. If there are flaws in their old tech, how can we trust they get the new tech right? This goes for the home automation industry as well. And I hate to say it but it also goes for a good chunk of the software development world as well.

When the hack was announced, the researchers were ?”hit?with a lawsuit that?delayed the publication of their research for two years“. I think this is the totally wrong approach.

Volkswagen left not only its ignition vulnerable but the keyless entry system that unlocks the vehicle?s doors, too. And this time, they say, the flaw applies to practically every car Volkswagen has sold since 1995” This one in conjunction with the?emissions scandal?is probably going to bury Volkswagen. But then again, when have consumers cared a whole ton about security either?




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