Did You Know That A Car Can Be Hacked? Over 100 Million Volkswagen Cars Can Be Hacked Anytime
|   Monday, August 15, 2016
According to a British report, 100 million Volkswagen vehicles produced since 1995 to today (including the latest model of Audi Q3) can be hacked anytime: hackers can remotely intercept the signal from the car key.

A team of British experts recently drafted a report which shows that more than 100 million Volkswagen vehicles can fall prey to hackers in any moment.
It seems that in recent years, hackers have stopped breaking into various websites and email accounts and switched to cars instead.
Until now, their favorite target was the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which have been "broken" into twice so far; now, a new victim can be added to the list.

A year ago, two American security experts demonstrated to Fiat Automobiles Chrysler that their cars are not as safe as they think. The two were able to enter, via the wireless system, the infotainment system of the car and take control of many vital functions.

After the Americans said they improved the security system, two experts managed again, this year, to prove the exact opposite. However, this time, they were able to access the system only after they connected their laptop to the central computer of the car.

Now, no more than a few days after the news was aired, a team of experts from Birmingham University in England, produced a report showing that more than 100 million cars from the Volkswagen group, produced since 1995 to today, including is the newest Audi Q3, can become victims of the hackers in any moment.

British studies revealed that hackers can intercept signals from the car key, from a distance of up to 100 meters, when the driver opens or closes the car. They can clone this signal and leave the unfortunate drivers without a car. All they need to do is have a solid knowledge of computers, a radio and a laptop.

The German group said they know of this report and the latest models Golf, Passat, Tiguan and Touran are not in this situation. Meanwhile, the Germans have neither confirmed nor denied if their old models can be stolen by any of these computer magicians.
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