Tesla Hacked! Another black eye for Elon Musk

A team of researchers has found a way to remotely hack into the computer system in the Tesla Model S, allowing them to take over the main displays, unlock the doors and bring the car to a complete stop from a laptop 12 miles away.

Video source: https://youtu.be/c1XyhReNcHY

Description from source video:

With several months of in-depth research on Tesla Cars, we have discovered multiple security vulnerabilities and successfully implemented remote, aka none physical contact, control on Tesla Model S in both Parking and Driving Mode. It is worth to note that we used an unmodified car with latest firmware to demonstrate the attack.

Following the global industry practice on “responsible disclosure” of product security vulnerabilities, we have reported the technical details of all the vulnerabilities discovered in the research to Tesla. The vulnerabilities have been confirmed by Tesla Product Security Team.

Keen Security Lab appreciates the proactive attitude and efforts of Tesla Security Team, leading by Chris Evans, on responding our vulnerability report and taking actions to fix the issues efficiently. Keen Security Lab is coordinating with Tesla on issue fixing to ensure the driving safety of Tesla users.

As far as we know, this is the first case of remote attack which compromises CAN Bus to achieve remote controls on Tesla cars. We have verified the attack vector on multiple varieties of Tesla Model S. It is reasonable to assume that other Tesla models are affected. Keen Security Lab would like to send out this reminder to all Tesla car owners:

PLEASE DO UPDATE THE FIRMWARE OF YOUR TESLA CAR TO THE LATEST VERSION TO ENSURE THAT THE ISSUES ARE FIXED AND AVOID POTENTIAL DRIVING SAFETY RISKS.

This video demonstrates the impact of our remote attack vector. REMINDER: WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IN THIS VIDEO ARE PERFORMED BY PROFESSIONAL RESEARCHERS, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.

3 thoughts on “Tesla Hacked! Another black eye for Elon Musk

  • September 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm
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    Hi Nathan

    Can you investigate who Zdenek Gazda is? The guy who filmed Hillary falling into her Scooby van? I find the video suspicious. It looks too good , the HD quality is too good . The Secret Service guys ignore the guy filming and how is it no one else was even around to film this. The guy has a LinkedIn profile with basically no information except he speaks 5 languages. He has a youtube channel with videos on it. I just think there is more to this story. I hope you have time to look into it.

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  • September 20, 2016 at 8:59 am
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    The ultimate snake oil salesman can remotely steal your car after they sell it to you!

    Thanks again LtV. This is unbelievable.

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  • September 20, 2016 at 1:53 am
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    Elon Musk … or Lone Skum?

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