Over ONE HUNDRED MILLION Cars Are Susceptible To Hacking
Posted on August 12, 2016
Owners of Volkswagens and Audi's built between 1995 and 2016 have been warned it is susceptible to hackers.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham in England published a paper this week that details a low-tech hack that could give them access to dozens of VW group vehicles that have been sold since 1995.
Researchers were able to ‘eavesdrop’ on the remote keyless access keys of the car, which locks and unlocks the car, which in turn meant they were able to mimic the signal with ‘cheap technical devices.’
Current models including the 2016 Audi Q3 is susceptible to attack as are all cars before it.
It is believed that 100 million cars worldwide could be susceptible to the attack.
"It is conceivable that all VW Group (except for some Audi) cars manufactured in the past and partially today rely on a 'constant-key' scheme and are thus vulnerable to the attacks," the paper read.
Thankfully, not all modern VW and Audi cars are vulnerable. Cars built on the MQB platform, including the current VW Golf and Audi A3, do not have this remote key flaw.