Teslas have several connections; internet, Bluetooth, etc. That makes these cars a suitable target for hackers. But Teslas are one of the most secure vehicles in the world.
Hacking security and hacking competitions
Engineers at Tesla spend a lot of time securing the software of their cars. They do plenty of tests to patch bugs and security risks. The result: it’s almost impossible to hack a Tesla.
‘Almost’ is the keyword here. Because no system is 100% safe. In order to find even more security risks, Tesla is participating in hacking competitions. The challenge white-hat hackers to find unknown vulnerabilities and take control of the car’s infotainment system and Autopilot (or VCSEC). Hackers can earn up to $500,000 if they succeed.