A pair of cyber security experts won the Tesla Model 3 during a special event organized by the company. The purpose of the meeting was to prove that the cars have gaps through which hackers can gain access to specific parts of the car’s infrastructure. The Pwn2Own hack event ended as expected by Elon Musk.
This is not the first time that a featured electric car manufacturer has participated in a similar event. Tesla made it available to the talented programmers and hackers of Model 3 so that they could make efforts to find any security holes in the entire system. In this way, people can not only win an in-kind or cash reward, but also help improve the daily security of the entire infrastructure.
Two hackers who managed to break into the car not only took home a prize of $ 35,000, but also the car itself, which they managed to hack. All companies that participated in Pwn2Own received detailed information about the errors that were discovered during the event and have 90 days to implement the appropriate patches and patch the available gaps.
The software update in the Tesla car is to prevent access to the display located under the dashboard of the car. The two hackers were able to display any information or multimedia on it.
In the last four years, the company has appeared on many conventions and distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to better work on the safety of its car. Many independent people help in every day discovering and repairing faults and gaps in electric vehicles.