The scientists are looking to explain the method used to penetrate Megamos Crypto -- the algorithm-based system that verifies an owner's key -- thereby allowing anyone with the right tools to wirelessly lockpick these expensive automobiles.
"The public have a right to see weaknesses in security on which they rely exposed," they argued.
Naturally, a judge ruled 3 weeks ago that "car crime will be facilitated" if they publish the algorithm.
We'll definitely keep an eye on that story...
Source : theverge.com
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