If you're a Tesla owner and you've noticed your car behaving kind of funnily over the past few days, you might want to reach out to a young fellow in Dinkelsbühl and see if he's got your number:
A 19-year-old security researcher claims to have hacked remotely into more than 25 Tesla cars in 13 countries, saying in a series of tweets that he discovered a software flaw in the company's systems.
David Colombo, a self-described information technology specialist, tweeted Tuesday that the software flaw allows him to unlock doors and windows, start the cars without keys and disable their security systems.
Colombo also claimed he can see if a driver is present in the car, turn on the vehicles' stereo sound systems and flash their headlights.
Here's the young man's full thread on the matter:
Yeah um...I know he said that it's "not a vulnerability in Tesla's infrastructure" but it...reaaaally sounds like a vulnerability in Tesla's infrastructure.
They should probably get that fixed pronto.
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