Martin Herfurt

Martin is an independent security researcher focusing - but not exclusively - on various aspects of product security related to Bluetooth wireless technology. As one of the co-founders of the, Martin worked with the Bluetooth SIG, helping the technology and its adopters overcome early design and implementation issues. Martin holds a master's degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg. During the last year, he spent his free time to investigate security issues with Tesla vehicles. As part of his fascination with rapid developments in IT technology, Martin has been a regular participant and speaker at the Chaos Communication Congress (CCC) and other international IT security conferences since 1997.

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Project TEMPA - Demystifying Tesla's Bluetooth Passive Entry System
Martin Herfurt

The security of Tesla's cars has been a hot topic in recent months. In addition to being one of the safest cars on the road, it is also well-protected from hacks and attacks. But how does Tesla make sure their vehicles are safe and secure?

This case study sheds light on the inner workings of Tesla's Passive Entry System and core VCSEC protocol, and reveals possible attack vectors.

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