Source: Smart2Zero
 – May 22nd, 2017

 

Scientists in Germany and the US have developed a software tool that identifies defeat functions in the engine control software of cars. Their analysis unveiled the methods used by several carmakers to obfuscate illegal pollutant concentrations in their exhaust gases.
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The results are presented by the Bochum researchers, including PhD students Moritz Contag and Andre Pawlowski from RUB’s Chair of System Safety, together with their US partners at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 2017 in San Jose, California. The corresponding publication can be viewed online: https://www.syssec.rub.de/research/publications/defeat-devices/