Hijack-tech Tesla Model S with a smartphone and a tablet: Video

Another way to protect from vehicle theft with remote device access

Hijack-tech Tesla Model S with a smartphone and a tablet: Video

Tesla makes electric cars definitely fast. Its products, perhaps stuffed with the most modern systems on the roof that is intended for the elite of motorists, but would not like its current owners, the products are not alien to known security vulnerabilities that are found in other modern cars, especially those equipped with Keyless entry fobs.


New video of the deportation from Britain dot the English “i”, showing us a situation in which a pair of car thieves failed to steal a Tesla Model S using only a tablet and smartphone:



The video shows the classical situation. The house in the private sector, next to which a parked car is the victim. Quiet night at home, there are a few people. One hijacker pulls out a device-a repeater with a powerful antenna. The strange thing is that in the description of this relay is described as a tablet. Really worst fears come true and the technology has reached the point that any twit not shy of someone else’s property can now purchase a program with which you can disable protection car?! I would not want to believe it.


So, one of the thieves begins to walk back and forth near the house with a tablet. He does it in order to intercept the frequency at which the Tesla key chain. That is why it is important not to store the keys in the hallway near the front door. This also applies to apartment buildings. Place the keys as far away from the front door. Although, according to the annotations to the video, the key lay in the back of the house.


Once the frequency has been intercepted, it is relayed to a smartphone (again in the hands of criminals was a common gadget) accomplice, who was standing near the door of the Tesla. Simply put, Tesla was duped into thinking that the FOB was nearby. The door was opened.


With access to a car, the thieves proceeded to disable remote (Keyless) access to the machine, which means the inability of Tesla to track further movement by car. Perhaps this was done by removing the SIM card from the car or using a portable device used to block Internet access from a car. It took some time.


Surprisingly, these sophisticated thieves suddenly faced with the problem of disconnection of the wire charging. Any way to remove it could not. Unfortunately for the owner they eventually succeeded, and a quiet electric car quietly went to silent night.


Tesla owners have at their disposal a number of tools that enhance the safety of their cars. One of the tools is a function called “PIN to drive”, which requires the driver to enter a PIN code before the car will turn on. Owners can also disable the “passive entry” that automatically opens doors when the vehicle detects that the owner is approaching with the keyfob. Not all these “bells and whistles” is due to the need for much fuss, then pay…


The problem is acute and to the owners of any other makes and models of cars that use remote access. Said to be the most simple and effective way to avoid theft of your car so to keep the key FOB in the shielding case or as it is called “bag/case Faraday”: yandex.ru


Here’s an interesting experiment on the subject of Faraday cages with drive2.ru