Security experts break into a Tesla Model Y in seconds – here’s how to avoid it | The Sun

SECURITY experts have managed to break into a Tesla Model Y in seconds – here's how you can avoid it happening to you.

The security consultant firm, IOActive, have identified the illegal operation which could start the engine of the electric car without having its Key Card.

It comes after a flaw in the system update last year, now means the owner no longer needs to sit in the driver's seat and place their Key Card on the console to start the engine.

And thieves have now found a way to exploit the issue and steal Tesla cars.

However, there are a few things you can do to try and prevent it from happening to you.

Firstly, there is a setting which allows owners to activate the 'pin to drive' feature.

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The feature is optional and some owners might not know about it.

But, it means if anyone attempted to take your car, they would only be able to open it and not actually drive away.

The other important thing you can do is not leave your Key Card near any doors or windows.

A report made by IOActive states the attacker can only steal the car if your Key Card is less than four centimetres away from them.

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According to the DailyMail, IOActive contacted Tesla about their findings to be told the company knows about the issue.

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