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Tesla Model S Hacked by Zhejiang University Students

Zhejiang University students are hacked the Tesla Model S with an attack that enabled them to open car doors and sun roof, switch on the headlights and sound the horn at car was driving along.

The event carried a $10,000 prize for the winning team and while Tesla did not sponsor the event it did say that the results would be used to patch up any vulnerabilities in its car. 

The winning team is called “Yo” and it was able to switch on the headlights, control the sunroof and even sound the horn remotely.

Tesla was id not officially support the competition, but welcomed the publication of the exploit and said it would investigate. 

Security company Qihoo 360 was sponsored this competition, while security researchers have previously demonstrated successful attacks against various models of ‘connected’ vehicles.

Tesla said in a statement it supported "the idea of providing an environment in which responsible security researchers can help identify potential vulnerabilities" and hoped "security researchers will act responsibly and in good faith".




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