Tesla has promised Model 3 to the hacker of an electric vehicle security system

Tesla has promised Model 3 to the hacker of an electric vehicle security system

January 15, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Tesla has promised to donate its Model 3 electric car to anyone who finds software vulnerabilities and hacks into a car’s security system, Bloomberg writes.

This is the Pwn2Own hacker competition, which is held annually as part of the CanSecWest information security conference. As part of the competition, participants are looking for vulnerabilities in browsers and corporate software. This year in the competition for the first time appeared car category.

Tesla launched a reward program for found vulnerabilities in its software in 2014. This is a common practice in the technology industry, but rare for the auto business. The situation is changing as more and more cars connect to the Internet, which makes them more vulnerable to hacking, Bloomberg said.

“We develop our cars to the highest safety standards, and our work with the community of researchers in the field of security is invaluable to us,” the agency quoted the vice-president of the Tesla car software department, David Lau.