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From Electrek: First Tesla Model S remotely controlled by hackers, Tesla already pushed a fix

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    Connected cars are often talked about for their potential vulnerabilities to hackers. The idea that someone could cause an accident by remotely veering your car off the road or applying the brakes is terrifying, but so far the risk has been fairly limited.

    As a flagship “connected car”, the Tesla Model S has been a constant target for hackers. Some have demonstrated being able to take control of the vehicle, but only through a physical connection to the car, which is not very different from any car-jacking by “hot-wiring” the vehicle.

    Now a group of hackers from China demonstrated what they describe as the first remote hack of a Tesla Model S. more…

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    Now that was really an eye opener for security R&D @ Tesla to address immediately and continue to work with Security Companies like Keen Labs to prevent this from ever happening to even one Tesla driver.
     
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    Good to see Tesla being proactive about this. Chrysler, are you paying attention????
     

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