Two hackers in Vancouver had won a Tesla after they have found loophole in Telsa’s web browser that let them bypass security.
This happened at a Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver where so called white hackers and security experts gather to try to exploit various computer systems . Pwn2Own has been going on for over 10 years.
This year was a special year as this is the first time a big company like Tesla agreed to lend them a car to be exploited and hacked .
Two security experts, Richard Zhu and Amat Cam, were able to penetrate Tesla’s web browser and show a custom message.
Tesla gave the duo the same car they hacked as a gift. They also mentioned that they will be fixing the bug asap.
“In the coming days, we will release a software update that addresses this research. We understand that this demonstration took an extraordinary amount of effort and skill, and we thank these researchers for their work to help us continue to ensure our cars are the most secure on the road today.”
Tesla’s been involved with hacking community for many years and have been giving away bounties of up to $15,000 US. Nice way to keep the car safe.