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3rd-party flaws allowed teen hacker to track location of Tesla cars


The security researcher made a startling revelation that he could access more than 25 Tesla vehicles in around 13 countries by exploiting the flaw.

A Germany-based teenager proclaimed in a tweet that he had identified security vulnerabilities in third-party software used in Tesla cars that allow him to take control of key functions of the car, such as unlocking windows/doors, starting the car, and disabling their security system.

Details of the Flaw

According to David Colombo (19), who claims to be an IT security specialist, he identified flaws in third-party software, which a small number of Tesla car owners use. The flaws allow hackers to take control of some of the car’s functions remotely.

Apart from controlling the car’s security system, windows/doors, Colombo stated in his tweet posted on Tuesday that he can identify if there’s someone present on the driving seat, flash the car ...


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