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Chinese Researchers Hack Tesla S Models, Expose Bugs
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9/21/2016 | 12:36:46 PM
Remote control?
Addressing remote control attacks is going to be challenging in general, as devices lack the analytics capabilities servers have to, possibly, detect abnormal requests and refuse to execute them without confirmation.

That said, Tesla's remote breach appears to demonstrate a lack of internal validation -- it was possible, for example, to open the trunk while the car was in motion, which is something you'd expect code to prevent.

If you allow remote control, a logical question to ask is, "what happens when a hacker gains remote access?"  It's probably unreasonably optimistic to assume a remote attack isn't possible; it's also probably unappealing to mitigate this possibility by requiring confirmation -- especially that which requires physical interaction with the device -- whenever remote control is requested.  Security and usability are opposites...


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