TSLA: Company Offers $10K If You Can Hack a Tesla Model S

The hacking competition will be held later this month

   

TSLA: Company Offers $10K If You Can Hack a Tesla Model S

Tesla Motors (TSLA) is offering $10,000 to the hacker that can get through the Model S’s security.

Tesla185 TSLA: Company Offers $10K If You Can Hack a Tesla Model SThe hacking competition will be held at the SyScan conference in Beijing on July 16 and 17. Anyone who attends the event is allowed to attempt to hack the Model S. There aren’t any rules for the hacking competition at the moment, but Tesla will be looking to see how much control over the car hackers can get, Forbes notes.

The Tesla Model S’s security is expected to be a challenge to get through. Kristin Paget an ex-Apple employee that worked in digital security also worked with the car manufacturer on the Model S, reports Forbes.

While this is the first time that Tesla has ever held a competition to hack the Model S, it isn’t the first time that its ever been done. Earlier this year, a Model S owner hacked his car and used the 17-inch screen in the dash to browse the web.

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