Tesla has a reputation for safety, but a serious security flaw has been discovered.
The electric car's door locks, which are encrypted with a six-character password, can be cracked with a simple technique.
Attackers can eventually guess the password through Tesla Motors Inc. website, which doesn’t restrict the number of incorrect login attempts. Hackers can also gain access to the password from the Model S owner’s computer using password-stealing viruses.
A researcher also found evidence that Tesla support staff can also unlock the vehicles remotely.