Research find car immobilisers easy to crack

Anti-theft devices found on millions of cars are vulnerable to a “trivial” attack, say security researchers.

They found the encryption system used in many car immobilisers can be cracked, potentially letting a thief steal the car.

Vehicles made by 26 separate car firms including Volkswagen, Porsche and Honda use the “weak” security system.

The researchers first released their findings two years ago but legal action prevented publication.

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Source Credits: BBC Technology

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