In the past two years, Keen Security Lab did in-depth research on the security of Tesla Cars and presented our research results on Black Hat 2017 and Black Hat 2018. Our research involves many in-vehicle components. We demonstrated how to hack into these components, including CID, IC, GATEWAY, and APE. The vulnerabilities we utilized exists in the kernel, browser, MCU firmware, UDS protocol, and OTA updating services. It is worth noting that recently we did some interesting works on Autopilot module, we analyzed the implementation details of autowipers and lane recognition function and make an example of attacking in the physical world.
To understand the security of Tesla\’s on-board system more comprehensively, we researched the Wi-Fi module (aka Parrot on Model S) and found two vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi firmware and Wi-Fi driver. By combining these two vulnerabilities, the host Linux system can be compromised.