Tesla's Model 3 will be the prime target at upcoming hacker contest

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019   |   Posted By: The Verge

Tesla's Model 3 will be the prime target at upcoming hacker contest

The Pwn2Own contest is one of the biggest events in competitive security research, a place where up and coming hackers can show off their skills and earn money by finding new vulnerabilities in widely used programs. But this year, there will be a new target on the list - a brand new Tesla Model 3.
Tesla is partnering with the event's organizers to include the Model 3 as the sole target in the automotive category, challenging hackers to find new ways to compromise the car's security. The car is also a prize, to be awarded to a single winner in the automotive category.
It's the first time a car has been put to the test at Pwn2Own, and a measure of Tesla's commitment to digital security. “Our work with the security research community is...

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