Tesla Motors makes security fixes after Model S has been hacked in China
A Chinese security team has hacked a Tesla Model S and revealed several vulnerabilities in the luxury electric car.
A Chinese security team has hacked a Tesla Model S and revealed several vulnerabilities in the luxury electric car, US media reported. CNBC reported yesterday that Chinese company Tencent has notified Tesla about the hacks, and that the car company has already put a patch in place to fix the problem.
In a statement shared with media outlets, Tesla said: “Within just 10 days of receiving this report, Tesla has already deployed an over-the-air software update (v7.1, 2.36.31) that addresses the potential security issues. The issue demonstrated is only triggered when the web browser is used, and also required the car to be physically near to and connected to a malicious wifi hotspot. Our realistic estimate is that the risk to our customers was very low, but this did not stop us from responding quickly.”