Hackers prove how hard it is to hack a Tesla


Car hacking has been the story of the moment, with a lack of cybersecurity understanding evident among large automakersTesla, however, is a different case.

Security researchers Kevin Mahaffey and Marc Rogers gave a presentation at this year's Def Con hacking conference on how they were able to hack into a Tesla Model S and control its various functions, reports CNET. Their work proves how secure the Model S is compared with many other modern cars.

Mahaffey and Rogers purchased a Model S for their research and began tearing apart its dashboard and centre console to find vulnerabilities. The first breakthrough came in the form of a file called carKeys.tar found on an SD card that housed the file system.

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