May 4, 2021

Tesla Remotely Hacked from a Drone

Tesla Remotely Hacked from a Drone



Curious how this affects your perception of the desirability of owning a Tesla.

For me, I’m good waiting a few more years for security kinks to get worked out before investing in one of their cars.


When the car manufacturers started connecting everything to things like CAN busses the assumption was it was a private network so security was, pretty much, no existent. Then they added infotainment systems with BLE, and many overlooked that the infotainment system was on that same network. They’ve been adding WiFi, tyre pressure sensors and so on but are gradually coming around to segregating and firewalling the different ECUs. Some are doing the equivalent of web application firewalling for CAN traffic along with rate limiting to avoid denial of service attacks on the ECU that runs the breaks. Personally I’m happer than ever with my 1994 Saab 900 and it’s wonderful lack of ‘tech’

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