The COSIC group at the University of Leuven in Belgium found they could hack and steal an $80,000 internet-connected Tesla SUV in minutes through a Bluetooth-connected key fob, The Washington Post reports. It’s a vulnerability not unique to Tesla, Ph.D. student Lennert Wouters said. “Other (key fobs) which have an insecure firmware update mechanism could also be vulnerable to a similar attack,” he said. The researchers said the company is releasing an over-the-air software update to address the issue.
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