Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche and Bentley Susceptible to Theft: Security System Megamos Crypto Cracked

Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini or Porsche doesn’t come that thrash cheap, and so the reportedly said unshakable security system are lugged around to prevent them from theft.  What if we tell you the bespoken security system has been cracked and anyone can access your costly possession easily? Well, all will definitely hate it; but it’s true too. Words said above are also meant to be correct as per some of the reports in the industry. There are some scientists who had developed a way to enter such cars without their keys.

Made us available with limited details, it is learnt a team of researchers had found the algorithm (a Megamos Crypto) that the aforementioned models uses to recognize it as an owner’s key and lend the access. Flavio Garcia, along with two Dutch colleagues, planned to publish the results of their finding at the Usenix Security Symposium next month, but Volkswagen is said to have successfully secured an injunction against them. Their discovery could “allow someone, especially a sophisticated criminal gang with the right tools, to break the security and steal a car.”

VW was willing to let the researchers publish a redacted version of their report, but the group declined the offer and stated the audience has the right to know about security problem; and for the criminals they already know how weak the system is!


The Volkswagen Group is curious about the findings, but the recent bout of publicity has shown an uncomfortable spotlight in their direction.

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