Volkswagen stops academics from revealing car hack

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From NBC News By RAPHAEL SATTER

updated 7/30/2013 1:54:25 PM ET

LONDON — A British university is delaying the release of an academic paper on how the anti-theft systems of millions of Volkswagen vehicles are at risk of being hacked after the German carmaker took legal action against it.

In a statement, the University of Birmingham said it would “defer publication” of the paper — which explains how researchers were able to subvert Volkswagen’s security system — after an interim injunction issued by England’s High Court. It said it was “disappointed with the judgment which did not uphold the defense of academic freedom and public interest, but respects the decision.” . . . Read Complete Report

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