$100 Bluetooth Hack Can Unlock All Kinds of Devices, Including Teslas, From Miles Away
May 25, 2022 • 13:40
Anything “smart” tends to be “dumb”.
While they’re not impervious, at least you know where you stand with a good, old fashioned dumb lock. That’s in stark contrast to so-called “smart” locks, which studies have repeatedly shown to be easily compromised with minimal effort. One report showed that 12 of 16 smart locks they tested could be relatively easily hacked thanks to flimsy security standards.
Now there’s a new vulnerability to worry about. Sultan Qasim Khan, a researcher at NCC Groupover has discovered a new Bluetooth vulnerability that’s relatively trivial to exploit with around $100 in hardware, and impacts potentially thousands of Bluetooth devices, including Teslas.