Hackers Take Control Of A Tesla From 12 Miles Away
Hackers demonstrated they can take over a Tesla from miles away if it connects to a malicious Wi-Fi hotspot.By Grant Suneson | September 20, 2016
The future is here, but it's not without drawbacks. A team of hackers proved they can take control of your Tesla from miles away.
An elite Chinese hacking group from Keen Security Lab has shown it can override the car's controls, open the trunk, unlock the doors and even apply the brakes from 12 miles away.
Fortunately, Keen is made up of "white hat hackers," or good guys who hack to expose security flaws and report their findings so a company can update its tech before the bad guys get around to exploiting those flaws.