Theft prevention / ‘on-board diagnostic port' lock ?

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Feb 4, 2015
Apparantly thieves in the UK steal cars by connecting a device to the on board diagnostic port and making it program a blank electronic key with the code to basically create an extra key they can drive off with.

Is this a problem for the e-golf as well?

Are there locks for the on-board diagnostic port that are not easily broken off and could prevent access to somebody who was able to get into the car somehow?

'Car hacking' is going to be a major issue, I wonder how VW addresses it.