Carmakers warned to focus on security of connected vehicles

August 10, 2017


As anyone who visits cybersecurity shows knows, vehicle hacking has become the presentation topic guaranteed to pack them in.

True to form, this year’s DEF CON Car Hacking Village stream featured Tencent Keen researchers successfully hacking Tesla’s Model X for the second year running.

Following up 2016’s demonstration of an attack in which the team disabled the car’s brakes via Wi-Fi, this year they remotely turned on the lights while opening and closing the doors, producing a slick video showing off their handiwork.

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