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I did not see any posts on this subject today so here goes.

A CNN article below said there could be a keyless remote hacking flaw in many cars in late 2012 timeframe or earlier.
http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/14/tec...b_homepage_deskrecommended_pool&iid=obnetwork

This includes many of our favorites like:
Volvo C30, S40 (2005), S60, S80, V50, V70, XC70, XC90,

If you want to get all techie with it a link to the paper mentioned is listed below:
https://www.usenix.org/sites/default/files/sec15_supplement.pdf

Here's to hoping we don't experience this problem anytime soon.:confused:
Do kind of wonder if any VIDA updates will be forth coming.

Thanks,

Mike
 

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I read several articles on this too today.

One comment by police is that most thefts done without the key are through using the OBD to reprogram another key. However, this technique described in your linked PDF from the security conf proceedings seemed to require proximity of key and transponder, I think, and detecting use of the key/transponder more than once to get sufficient data to break the encryption. Maybe at a valet service?

Nonetheless, I think Volvo should strengthen the encryption security. Perhaps switch from the Megamos Crypto 48 that were hacked to ones used by BMW.

This issue was raised with the manufacturers two years ago - Volkswagen, at least. Wonder what Volvo has done or plans to do?
 

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http://www.transpondery.com/transponder_catalog/volvo_transponder_catalog.html

This list indicates that all S60s from 2000, including the 2005 tested, use the same Megamos Crypto component. Making, presumably, the S60, V60 and likely V60CC vulnerable. That is, assuming the table can be believed and assuming you believe V60s and V60CCs will not go with different components than the S60.
 

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http://www.transpondery.com/transponder_catalog/volvo_transponder_catalog.html

This list indicates that all S60s from 2000, including the 2005 tested, use the same Megamos Crypto component. Making, presumably, the S60, V60 and likely V60CC vulnerable. That is, assuming the table can be believed and assuming you believe V60s and V60CCs will not go with different components than the S60.
Yep, same table I saw. I forgot to put in the link.
Looks like all Gen 1 XC90's could have the problem too.

Thanks,

Mike
 
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