The ‘hacker’ claims to have been able to ‘remotely control more than 25 Tesla cars in 13 countries without their owners knowing’
14 one 2022 00:27 GMT
David Colombo did not explain how he gained access to the cars, but emphasized that it was “not a weakness in Tesla’s infrastructure”, but “the fault of the owners”.
David Colombo, “hacker” and computer security specialist, Sure This Tuesday on his Twitter account he achieved “Remote control of more than 25 Tesla cars in 13 countries without the knowledge of the owners.
The 19-year-old revealed that he was able to remotely open the doors and windows of electric cars, made by Elon Musk, turn on radios and headlights and even start their engines and start “keyless driving”. In addition, he indicated that he can Deactivate the vehicle anti-theft system, called Guard Mode, check your exact location and see if the driver is inside the vehicle.
“I think it is very dangerous for someone to be able to remotely play loud music or open windows or doors while you are on the road. And even turn on the lights non-stop. can have some (serious) effect in other drivers.
Colombo explained this in one of his tweets It is not a complete remote controlThe ability to remotely control the direction, acceleration and braking of vehicles. “Yes, you will probably open the doors and start driving the affected Teslas,” he said, noting that he can’t “interfere with someone driving (except for playing loud music or turning on lights)” and can’t “drive Teslas cars either. From a distance” .
Although the young specialist did not explain how he got the cars, he did say,Not a weakness in Tesla’s infrastructureBut the “owners fault”. He also revealed that the car company’s security team confirmed that they are “investigating” and “will send updates as soon as they receive them.”