|Headline||A Tesla Model X is hacked through the bluetooth system|
The security researcher at the Belgian university KU Leuven, Lennert Wouters, has revealed a number of cybersecurity vulnerabilities affecting the Model X and its hands-free opening system. Wouters showed that a cracker could make a copy of the firmware – the instructions of a computer program – that uses the car’s remote control… via Bluetooth. That way you would be able to get an unlock code and that in turn would allow you to unlock the vehicle. The American company, famous for being one of the first that allows updating its models remotely, has said that it plans to update the software of its key system to correct these vulnerabilities, as Wouters says in the Wired medium. In the meantime, Model X owners are encouraged to install whatever updates Tesla makes available to them in the coming weeks to prevent such an attack.
|Type of company||OEM|
|Data / Life||Data and Life|
|Recognized by brand||No|