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Security flaw affecting more than 100 car models exposed by scientists

2015/08/18

The Guardian - (International) Research published from a 2013 report by British and Dutch academics revealed weaknesses in the Swiss-made Megamos Crypto system used to prevent certain Audi, Citroën, Fiat, Honda, Volvo, and Volkswagen vehicles' engines from starting when a remote key is not present, in which a third party could use "close-range wireless communication" attacks to disable the system and steal the vehicle.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/aug/18/security-flaw-100-car-models-exposed-scientists-volkswagen-suppressed-paper

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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