Electric Automaker Tesla Challenges Hackers to Find Bugs in its Connected Cars

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In March last year, a group of hackers won a Tesla Model 3 and $35,000 for hacking into its systems. Pixabay

Electric automaker Tesla has once again challenged hackers to find bugs in its connected cars.

The Elon Musk-run company is returning to the annual hackers’ competition “Pwn20wn” to be held in Vancouver in March, reports electrek.

Some Model 3 cars and $1 million in award money will be up for grabs.

In March last year, a group of hackers won a Model 3 and $35,000 for hacking into its systems.

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Hackers have also demonstrated how they could trick a Tesla Model S to enter into the wrong lane by using a method called “adversarial attack”. Pixabay

Amat Cama and Richard Zhu of team called ‘Fluoroacetate’ exposed a vulnerability in the vehicle system during the hacking competition.

The hackers targeted the infotainment system on the Tesla Model 3.

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According to the Electric Vehicle maker, such hacking events it test as well as improve its security systems.

Hackers have also demonstrated how they could trick a Tesla Model S to enter into the wrong lane by using a method called “adversarial attack”, a way of manipulating a Machine Learning model. (IANS)

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