Tesla rolls out update that makes it harder for thieves to steal cars by hacking the key fob

A new software update for the Tesla Model 3 will let vehicle owners and police track stolen cars. The move comes after a shocking video showed criminals stealing a $75,000 Model S by remotely hacking the car's key fob. These so-called 'relay attacks' involve thieves intercepting the signal sent between a key fob and a car that enables keyless entry. But the attackers in Essex, England took the scheme a step further and turned off the Model S' remote access feature, which allows the vehicle owner to track its whereabouts. With the update, Tesla is making it almost impossible for thieves to disable remote access. Now, disabling mobile access will require users to enter a username and password.

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