Volkswagen suppressed a paper about car hacking for 2 years
The recent trend of car hacking research has created quite a culture clash between hackers and automakers.
Volkswagen, which owns Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley and others, tried to suppress the release of a paper which detailed the security vulnerabilities in many cars, reports Bloomberg. The paper is being presented at the USENIX Security Symposium in Washington DC this weekend.
For its part, Volkswagen doesn’t think consumers should be worried.
An injunction from a UK high court was awarded to Volkswagen in 2013 after it sued the hackers. VW claimed that publication of the paper would make it easier for would-be criminals to steal cars made by Volkswagen and a variety of other manufactures Read more…
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