One of the researchers who used the GreenTheOnly alias, told CNBC that he had been able to retrieve all kinds of data from saved X, Model S and Model 3 models in the past. To take a closer look at what Tesla's computers can unravel, he united with another White Hat hostess named Theo and bought a total of 3 models at the end of last year for research purposes.
The result? They uncovered unencrypted information from at least 1
Tesla's spokesman told CNBC: "Tesla now offers options that customers can use to protect the personal data stored in their car including a factory reset option to delete personal data and restore custom settings to factory settings , as well as Valet Mode to hide personal data (among other features) when transmitting their keys to a cameraman between the technical needs of the vehicles and the privacy of our customers. "
These options may not A former employee from at least one automotive company, which Tesla used to recover used cars, admitted that he was not recovering the factory of the cars he sold, and as the researchers have shown, it is possible to extract information from cars that go to If the owners try to change the software of their cars themselves, they risk getting software updates much later than everyone else. Obviously, the company marks owners as hackers if they modify or even analyze their vehicle system. "There may be a need for forensics to contain and store the data," he said. "But I would have thought that what they would want to work on is a way to encrypt all this stored information as it would on your mobile phone," he adds.