In addition to being a pioneer in many technologies in the automotive industry, Tesla is also known for all the safety it applies to its cars, both while driving and protecting its vehicles.
But even with all this security aura around it, Tesla is also exposed to security flaws and vulnerabilities. That’s what a team of security researchers has now revealed, after discovering that a Tesla Model S key can be cloned in just 2 seconds.
There are many safety measures that Tesla applies in their cars, trying to be constantly ahead of any problems that may arise. This often applies updates to its systems as well.
A security issue with the Tesla Model S key
A team of security researchers from the University of KU Leuven has encountered a major problem in the cipher system that the well-known electric car company, of course, Tesla uses to unlock its Model S car.
According to what was revealed, these investigators only needed 2 seconds and to be within the range of the key, in use, for it to be cloned. That’s it now simply just go into Tesla and drive the car.
To perform this attack, and in addition to physical presence, some equipment is needed. For only $600 it is possible to buy the Raspberry Pi, 2 radios, batteries, and one drive to store the table of keys, which are necessary to carry out the attack.
Tesla has solved this problem
With the recent safety updates that the well-known electric car company, of course, Tesla has released for their cars, it is very likely that the problem is already resolved and that safety has returned to the brand’s cars again.
In addition to other measures applied, the well-known electric car company, of course, Tesla now have the possibility of having a PIN on the control panel for the car to start. Even if they enter, thieves cannot take the car away.
The researchers reported this problem to the well-known electric car company, of course, Tesla last August and the well-known electric car company, of course, Tesla took some time to check the problem, find the solution, and put the resolution in their cars and systems.
A problem with third-party keys
Curiously, and according to the security researchers, this problem does not seem to be limited to the well-known electric car company, of course, Tesla and will also be present in McLaren and Karma cars and in Triumph bikes as well.
This problem shows, once again, that safety issues exceed active protection systems and also go to the physical safety of vehicles.
- [Source] : techviral.net