Last week, researchers announced they had devised a way to steal cars by breaking the encryption used to encode the signals sent by keyless remote car entry devices using KEELOQ technology.
On Friday, the company declared in press release that despite this, the system is secure, saying, “Microchip recognizes that the highly talented researchers have been successful at a theoretical attack of a block cipher. However, the KEELOQ security system implementation involves much more than just the cryptographic algorithm.”
The company did not deign to specify the inaccuracies, as it, “does not believe a public debate on how to steal vehicles benefits consumer security.”
Obviously, the researchers now have been double-dog dared to steal a KEELOQed car.