Security Researchers show wireless attack on Tesla Model S variants




Security Researchers from the Chinese company Keen Security Lab, part of Tencent, have shown a wireless attack to variants of the Model S. As a result, they were able, inter alia, to operate the lamps and brakes. There has now released a patch.

The researchers write that attacks both work in the moving mode or the still mode. They do not go into the details of the attack, but show the working techniques in a video. They explain only that the attack is directed to the CAN bus of the vehicle. For the operation it is required that the car is connected to a malignant Wi-Fi network, and that there is made use of the browser. This method would work with different Tesla models.

In the video include seeing how the researchers remotely open the window, shifting the seats and take over the screens in the center console and the dashboard. In addition, it is possible to open the doors. With a moving car show investigators other techniques, such as turning on the wipers, folding mirrors and slow down the car.

The security reports that Tesla vulnerabilities has dissolved within ten days of its notification and has released an ota update. In response to The Verge Tesla let know that it was going to attack with little impact, because the car must be connected to a malicious Wi-Fi network and the browser should be used. Nevertheless, the company would have reacted quickly and would reward the plan investigators for their efforts.


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