Dutch Scientists Find Way to Hack Porsches, Audis and Bentleys
Three experts in a science called cryptography have found that a way to electronically lockpick some of the most expensive cars on the planet. We're talking about Audis, Bentleys Porsche and even Lamborghinis, all featuring the Megamos Crypto, an algorithm-based system used to check that a car key is valid.
The Dutch scientists wanted to publish a paper this August showing how weak the security on these cars really is, detailing the steps they took to wirelessly lockpick these cars. However, parent company Volkswagen Group has blocked the paper with a UK court injunction.
The scientists say the public needs to know the flaws in the safety systems they rely on every day, but the British judges believe car crime will be facilitated.
Some will this as VW sweeping a big problem under the rug, but every smartphone and computer can be hacked and you wouldn't want the electronic robbers to get help from a bunch of well educated scientists.