Re: Re. A warning to future security researchers
He got the source code from an "unspecified online source" dated around 2009, then rapidly found several flaws in it.
The judge took that to mean "must suppress for good of the people", which can only mean the judge isn't competent to rule on technical security matters and should be recused.
The only thing that shouldn't be published is the key itself. The design of the lock for your house is public knowledge, how is that any different to the one on your car?
Sorry to be so blunt, but the fact is, the cat was out if the bag years ago, and publishing why will only make future designs better and remind the likes of VW that security through obscurity is no security at all.
I do wonder if VW car insurance premiums just went up because of their legal action?