Tesla's Hacking Problems Aren't As Bad As Other Automakers'
The Tesla Model S is the latest car to have its security issues exposed. Hackers can engage the handbrake and take control of screens and windows.By Jamal Andress | August 6, 2015
Connected cars are the wave of the future, but they're also vulnerable to a whole new set of problems the auto industry hasn't encountered before.
We learned this week the Tesla Model S can be hacked. Attackers can reportedly take control of the screens, manipulate the speedometer, control the windows and even engage the handbrake if the car is going under 5 mph.
To Tesla's credit, if the car is going faster than 5 mph, the safety features will only let hackers put the car in neutral, but the steering wheel remains fully functional.