Researchers have figured out how to remotely hack a car yet again. This time a Chinese security team called Keen found a vulnerability in Tesla’s onboard computer and entertainment system. If an attacker can trick a Tesla owner into connecting to an evil Wi-Fi Hotspot, and can get them to visit a malicious page from the onboard computer’s browser, they could exploit this flaw to take over many aspects of the car. The good news is Tesla has already sent an over-the-air (OTA) patch to all its customers, and the researchers haven’t disclosed the technical details for the flaws yet. Watch the video below to learn more, and to see some of the researcher’s hacks in action.
By the way, you may have noticed I was unable to post any daily videos last week, due to work travel and a very busy schedule. This particular video was from last week, but I haven’t had the time to blog about it until now. I will return to a more regular video schedule this week.
Episode Runtime: 3:02
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUknoECpPqc
- Chinese researchers hack a Tesla Model S – Engadget
- Keen Security’s blog on their Tesla hack – Tencent.com
- Flaw allows hackers to brake a Tesla from 12mi away – TNW
- Tesla quickly patches customers with an OTA update – Telegraph