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A security researcher is calling on Tesla to introduce two-factor authentication for access to the combination of services that make its Tesla S model one of the most “Internet of Things” vehicles in the world today. As noted by Threatpost, researcher Nitesh Dhanjani has found that the combination of a mere six-character …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You should look at Toyota then ...

    Toyota's Drupal site stores service request details with owners VIN and registration data in a published node .., eg /content/john-smith

  2. a pressbutton

    Two - Factor Authentication


    That is clearly a big advance on a key.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Re: Two - Factor Authentication

      Did you not know keys are no longer cool. Nope, an App is the future and when the battery on your smart phone runs out, simply plug it into your car char....aaahhhhhhh.

  3. frank ly

    Botnet herders .....

    ....., rounding up and rustling Teslas.

  4. DropBear

    Yes yes sure...

    ...but let's stick to the important stuff: can I whip out my smartwatch, whisper "K.I.T.T. come pick me up!" and have it happen yet...?

  5. an it guy

    and botnet herders via a Tesla?

    surely methinks the date should be checked

  6. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge

    I smell

    a rat.

    Maybe it is the date that makes me suspicious.

  7. Anonymous Coward

    Another eason why the I.O.T is just so much poorly thought out (and implemented) hype for the gullable.

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