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28th October 2020 Issue no. 531
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VW demands British court censor scientific paper about car security
The Birmingham University co-authored paper highlighted security flaws in the security system used by Bentley, Porsche, Audi and others. The paper mathematically explored the software behind the code, highlighting many of the security holes and weaknesses of the system.
Volkswagen's request to block the paper's presentation was based on the fear that the information could "... allow someone, especially a sophisticated criminal gang with the right tools, to break the security and steal a car."
While the Dutch-and-British authors of the paper counter that "... the public have a right to see weaknesses in security on which they rely exposed ... industry and criminals know security is weak but the public do not."
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