Consumers may be the big losers when companies hide cybersecurity problems

A group of security researchers were prepping for a major reveal in 2013: They planned to disclose at a D.C. cybersecurity conference how a security flaw in luxury vehicles could let bad guys break in without keys and start the cars.

But Volkswagen stopped them, winning an injunction in a British court after arguing that publishing a paper detailing the problem would “allow someone, especially a sophisticated criminal gang with the right tools, to break the security and steal a car,” according to the Guardian.

Read full article on The Washington Post…

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