Last week’s Tesla security update may have been more urgent than the company let on. Researchers at KU Leuven have figured out a way to spoof Tesla’s key fob system, as first reported by Wired. The result would let an attacker steal a Tesla simply by walking past the owner and cloning his key.
The attack is particularly significant because Tesla pioneered the keyless entry concept, which has since spread to most luxury cars.
KU Leuven university is in Belgium.
If the door locks and the ignition lock is not secure, does anyone want to take bets on the rest of the computer control being secure?
Keys – especially automotive keys – aren’t always the best security, but this is insane.