'According to this Tom's Hardware story, a Belgian PhD student managed
to wrest full control of a Tesla Model X SUV, by way of hijacking the
Bluetooth keyfob and reprogramming it, using a Raspberry Pi.
Tesla has since issued a software update to protect against that kind of attack
Since the attack is done via Bluetooth, control could be gained
wirelessly from 5 meters away.
According to the article this is the third time the same student "has
managed to exploit the key fob and gain access to the car. Previously
he was able to clone the fob..."
Computer Weekly also got an interesting quote from a senior security
consultant at the electronic design automation company Synopsys, who
argues that the research "demonstrates the impacts of security
requirements and security features not having proper validation."'
-- source: https://tech.slashdot.org/story/20/11/28/2325210
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