A new form of malware: the Volkswagen case

A new era has perhaps arrived where companies can employ engineers for writing cheating software to deceive the customers, the regulatory bodies as well as the testing agencies.

“The cars’ computers were able to detect when they were being tested, and temporarily alter how their engines worked so they looked much cleaner than they actually were. When they weren’t being tested, they belched out 40 times the pollutants.

The Bruce Schneier article on this issue published on CNN. 

I have heard that the Indian government took cognizance of this automobile scandal, and have promised to take appropriate steps to see whether the Volkswagen cars sold to the Indian customers are safe or not.  Feel free  to write in the comments section on Indian government’s action on the issue.


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