Project TEMPA

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?

Tesla is a company that has been innovating in the automobile industry for many years. They have been designing and manufacturing electric vehicles which are environmentally friendly and sustainable. Tesla has also been pioneering and implementing new technologies in the automotive industry. One of these innovations is their Bluetooth interface which is used for locking and unlocking vehicles and can be used to uniquely identify cars, as well as to track them in real-time with apps like “Tesla Radar”.

The introduction of Tesla’s Bluetooth passive entry system, previously only used by model 3 and model Y, into new product lines like the Tesla 2021 Model S/X facelift variant, shows the strategic importance of this technology for Tesla in the years to come.

Project TEMPA provides tools and information about the VCSEC protocol used by Tesla accessories and the Tesla app in order to control vehicles via Bluetooth LE.

Within project TEMPA, Tesla’s VCSEC protocol has been reverse-engineered by statically analysing the decompiled official Tesla Android application.

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Project TEMPA Slide Deck from Troopers22 (PDF)
Slides presented at Troopers22 on June 29th 2022 in Heidelberg.
Created: Jun 29, 2022
License: CC-BY
Author: Martin Herfurt
Link: https://www.troopers.de/


Bypass2Drive Image (JPG)
This image is used as a YouTube thumbnail image for thie Video “NOT a Numbers Game - Bypass2Drive”
Created: Jun 10, 2022
License: CC-BY
Author: Martin Herfurt
Link: https://youtu.be/vWM98f3-vvc


Project TEMPA Slide Deck from REcon22 (PDF)
Slides presented at REcon22 on June 4th 2022 in Montréal.
Created: Jun 04, 2022
License: CC-BY
Author: Martin Herfurt
Link: https://www.recon.cx/


Gone in under 130 Seconds Image (JPG)
This image is used as a YouTube thumbnail image for thie Video “Gone in under 130 Seconds”
Created: May 31, 2022
License: CC-BY
Author: Martin Herfurt
Link: https://youtu.be/yfG4JS71eUY


Project TEMPA Slide Deck from CanSecWest22 (PDF)
Slides presented at CanSecWest22 on May 18th 2022 in Vancouver.
Created: May 18, 2022
License: CC-BY
Author: Martin Herfurt
Link: https://www.secwest.net/


The Tesla Parking Lot Job Image (JPG)
This image is used as a YouTube thumbnail image for thie Video “The Tesla Parking Lot Job”
Created: Mar 12, 2022
License: CC-BY
Author: Martin Herfurt
Link: https://youtu.be/eDbSzVTYqBY


Project TEMPA background Image (JPG)
This image was recorded by light stacking multiple long exposure images of a Tesla Model 3 with light traces of laser sword toys.
Created: May 18, 2021
License: CC-BY
Author: Martin Herfurt

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