Consumer Watchdog Hacks A Tesla to Prove Dangers of Wirelessly Connected Cars

Jamie Court reports:

The nonprofit, nonpartisan Consumer  Watchdog today released a video showing how a box it built with the help of technologists could hack into the wireless connection of a Tesla and take over the screen with a “This Tesla’s Been Hacked” message.

The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/RgpmJ6OhPns

The group said the demonstration showed how vulnerable the wireless connection in the cars is– by amplifying the signal it could work on many vehicles simultaneously, a large scale hack.  Once in control of the screen, a hacker could suggest malware be downloaded, potentially giving them access to the car’s operation and control over the vehicle, or otherwise sabotage the car.

Read more on Consumer Watchdog.

Related report: Connected Car Report 2020: The models most open to hacks

 

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