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Hack a Tesla, win $10,000 - SyScan Conference Beijing July 16-17

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by SteveW25561, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. SteveW25561

    SteveW25561 Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    Vancouver, Canada
    Just saw this hack contest scheduled at the SyScan conference in Beijing, for July 16-17. This is similar to other contests where hackers try to gain access to various systems (PC, Mac, Linux), but this is the first time I've ever seen this for a car.

    On the surface, it seems a little scary and inciting others to do evil, but it highlights security flaws and assuming the hackers share the information with Tesla, it can make our cars more secure.

    Hack a Tesla, win $10,000 - Autoblog

    As Tesla and other advanced cars become more common, it will be even more critical that security come front and center.

    I'll be watching the results with interest: even if the hackers are unable to access the MS controls, it should be a wake up call to Tesla that they are now officially on the radar. I'd imagine that if hackers aren't able to hack the Tesla, there will be even greater incentive and street cred for someone to be the first to hack a Tesla.
  2. steve841

    steve841 Active Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Hmmm .. hacking from China. That's something new. :wink:
  3. wycolo

    wycolo Active Member

    May 16, 2012
    Time to dig out my old steering wheel lock.

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